Argument led to woman’s slaying
After a loud argument that prompted neighbors to call the police, a Kalihi man covered in blood opened his door and allegedly told officers, "I just killed my wife."
Officers found the body of the man's 44-year-old wife, Erlinda Adviento, with multiple stab wounds at about 2:35 p.m. Sunday inside the home at 2110 Kahaha St.
The 50-year-old man was taken to the Queen's Medical Center, where he was in critical condition with stab wounds to his torso.
Neighbors called police after the couple's argument had grown louder. When officers came to the home, the door was locked, but they could hear someone inside, Lt. Bill Kato said yesterday.
Officers called the man to come to the door.
"He answered the door and was covered in blood when he uttered to them, 'I just killed my wife,'" Kato said.
They found his wife's body with stab wounds in another room. She was pronounced dead at 3:23 p.m., said Honolulu Emergency Medical Services spokesman Bryan Cheplic.
Kato said detectives were unable to question the husband, who is a suspect in the second-degree murder case.
Kato said he does not know what the argument was about or the circumstances of the stabbing.
He said the couple has three children who were not home at the time. Detectives will continue to investigate the case and the man's condition, Kato said.
A resident at the multiunit, two-story dwelling said the couple had lived there with their children for about eight years.