Suspect indicted in fatal Ewa Beach stabbing
Jose Tubera Jr. stabbed his brother-in-law eight times -- twice in the heart -- during an argument over Tubera's possible drug use and Tubera's brother-in-law's request that Tubera leave the residence, said Chris Van Marter, deputy city prosecutor.
An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging Tubera, 58, with second- degree murder for the death of Adolpho Alonzo, Jr., 63, at their Ewa Beach home July 29.
The indictment also charges Tubera with first-degree terroristic threatening.
Tubera remains in custody unable to post bail.
Circuit Judge Derrick Chan confirmed bail yesterday at $250,000.
The two men were involved in a heated argument in the front yard of their home at 91-693 Pohakupuna Road when the argument turned into a physical confrontation and the two men began wrestling, police said.
Alonzo's son Richard found his father on the ground unconscious.
An ambulance took the elder Alonzo to Hawaii Medical Center-West, where a doctor there pronounced him dead.
After the stabbing, Tubera threatened a 29-year-old man at the home with a knife before fleeing, police said. The indictment identified Richard Alonzo as the victim of the alleged terroristic threatening.
Police arrested Tubera about two blocks away from the home. They also recovered a knife.