A 20-year-old Makaha woman told a friend that she stabbed her 23-year-old husband with a kitchen knife during an argument because “she was tired of being punched,” according to court documents.
Temari Wilson is charged with second-degree assault and first-degree terroristic threatening and will be arraigned in Circuit Court on Oct. 24. She is being held in Oahu Community Correctional Center, unable to post bail of $20,000.
According to a police affidavit filed in District Court on Oct. 10, the suspect was arguing with her husband, Mark, at their Lahaina Street home around 10 a.m. on Oct. 6.
When police arrived at the Lahaina Street address, another woman, who reported the incident, told officers that Mark Wilson walked into her yard and told her that he had been stabbed on the left side of his stomach by his wife.
The incident was witnessed by Joshua Wilson, the victim’s brother, according to the police affidavit.
Joshua Wilson told police that Temari and Mark Wilson were arguing in the kitchen when he saw Temari Wilson open a kitchen drawer, take out a knife and stab the victim in the stomach. Wilson’s brother intervened and suspect fled.
Another police officer said that while canvassing the area he talked with a neighbor who told him that she saw the suspect hiding behind her trash bin and she appeared to to be “scared and troubled.”
The witness invited the suspect into her home.
The suspect then told her that she had “gotten into an argument with Mark because she was tired of being punched, so she grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Mark once and then fled,” according to the police affidavit.
Mark Temari was taken to the hospital in serious condition with a stab wound to the stomach.
The case was in initially classified as a second-degree attempted murder, but later was reduced to second-degree assault when she was charged. The suspect’s bail also was reduced from $50,000 to $20,000 during at her District Court preliminary hearing Oct. 12.