A compilation of daily news articles from around the United States about deaths (including both people and animals) that appear to occur in the context of a past or present intimate relationship, focusing on 2009-present. (NOTE: this blog is limited to incidents that appear in the media and are captured by our search terms. We recognize this is not an exhaustive portrayal of all deaths resulting from intimate violence.)
When is society going to realize intimate violence makes victims of us all?
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Don't forget Hawai'i
Slaying suspect reportedly spoke of killing his wife's boyfriend
Paul Kaeo repeatedly told his brother-in-law that if he ever were to see his wife and her boyfriend together, he would kill the man, according to court documents released yesterday.
Shortly before 9:40 p.m. Friday, Kaeo, 44, beat his wife's boyfriend to death with a metal rod in front of Kaeo's house in Maili, the documents said.
Authorities charged Kaeo yesterday with second-degree murder. He was being held on $1 million bail.
Police said Charles Kahumoku, 49, of Honolulu was attacked after he drove up to Kaeo's Hakeakea Street home to pick up Kaeo's wife, Debbie.
She had separated from her husband but was visiting him and her brother for dinner that night.
As his wife walked to Kahumoku's truck, Kaeo pushed her down and beat Kahumoku with a 2-foot metal rod, police said.
Emergency responders found Kahumoku in the truck with injuries to his face, neck and ribs. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Kaeo fled but was arrested the next day at his cousin's house in Waianae.
Kaeo, who has four sexual assault convictions and an abuse conviction dating to 2002, is scheduled to appear in District Court this morning.