Pinoy in Hawaii arrested for allegedly killing wife
A Filipino war veteran in Hawaii was arrested by the police after allegedly stabbing his wife of 35 years in their home on the morning of January 18, reports said.
Isagani "Sonny" Fajotina, 65, is facing second-degree murder charges for allegedly stabbing his wife, Melita, at their Salt Lake home in Oahu, according to a report on Hawaii News Now.
A separate report on khon2 quoted Lt. Phillip Lavarias of the Honolulu Police Department as saying that a woman was injured when she tried to intervene in the domestic violence. She is now reportedly in good condition.
Fajotina himself was rushed to the hospital for self-inflicted stab wounds. He was released pending further investigation, the khon2 report said.
A tenant in the couple's home said he heard the victim's sister-in-law screaming in Filipino during the early-morning commotion.
Honolulu News Now reported that detectives are looking into a possible case of murder-attempted suicide due to Fajotina's wounds.
Melita's sister Lilia told Hawaii News Now that her brother-in-law was taking anti-depressants before the incident.
"I ask him 'Why?' He said that's what your manong Melita wants me to take it. Then I ask him is that a doctor's order, and he said 'yes," Lilia was quoted as saying in the report.
Fajotina and his wife, a lung cancer survivor, moved to Hawaii from the Philippines. He and his wife retired after working at the Queen's Medical Center, where Melita worked as a certified nursing assistant.
The couple lived with their daughter, two grandchildren, and other family members at their Salt Lake home, and rented out rooms to tenants. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News