Father kills wife and 3 children in murder-suicide at home in Honolulu, police say

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A man stabbed his woman and 3 children to decease successful their family location successful Honolulu earlier taking his ain life connected Sunday, constabulary said, successful 1 of nan deadliest crimes successful Hawaii's capital.

None of nan victims person been named, but constabulary said nan children were aged 10, 12 and 17. All 5 were pronounced dormant astatine nan scene.

Honolulu Police Department Lt. Deena Thoemmes said astatine a news convention that officers were called to reports of an statement astatine a location successful nan city's Manoa territory astir 9 a.m. Sunday and recovered 5 group dead.

The identities of nan dormant will beryllium released successful a study from nan aesculapian examiner's office, constabulary said.

"Based connected nan grounds recovered astatine nan segment and nan investigation frankincense far, it appears that nan big antheral killed nan female and nan juveniles pinch a weapon that was recovered from nan scene. The motive is still nether investigation," Thoemmes said.

She added that based connected grounds recovered truthful far, "these don't look to beryllium random acts." Police are interviewing neighbors and reviewing information camera footage to find retired more.

Thoemmes said nan killings represented nan astir deadly crime successful Honolulu since 7 group were changeable dormant astatine a Xerox Corporation building successful 1999, still nan worst wide shooting to return spot successful Hawaii.

HPD Chief Arthur "Joe" Logan said astatine nan aforesaid news conference: "I’d for illustration to springiness our heartfelt condolences to nan families. It's unfortunate and very sad."

He said he visited nan crime segment to guarantee that his officers were "mentally and physically fresh to do their job, which they are."

Logan besides said that officers were first called to nan location astatine 8:30 a.m. and whitethorn person knocked connected nan doorway and spoken to someone, but past near without taking immoderate further action — only to return soon after, pursuing different 911 call.

"So really they didn't person capable accusation to make introduction into nan dwelling until we came backmost astatine 9 a.m. and said to different witnesser who provided much information," Logan said.

He added that a crime this sadistic "doesn't hap successful Hawaii very often." He said nan scenes wrong nan location will enactment pinch nan officers who responded "for nan remainder of their lives."

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said successful a connection that he was "heartbroken by nan tragic incident ... claiming nan lives of an full family, " Hawaii News Now reported.

Hawaii News Now said to neighbors who picture nan so-far unnamed family arsenic normal and typical, describing really they would put up decorations for festivals and fto nan children play successful nan street.

Patrick Smith

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