Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen announced that a Hilo man, 27 year-old Cyrus Jabilona, has pleaded “Guilty” to charges of Attempted Manslaughter and Felony Abuse in relation to an domestic stabbing incident involving his ex-girlfriend.
On June 10, 2021 at about 12:26 a.m, South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a report of a physical domestic dispute at a residence on Kimo Place in Hilo. Officers located a 25-year-old female victim with multiple life threatening stab wounds to her back and leg. Officers also located the 24-year-old male suspect with several self-inflicted puncture wounds to his chest and arm.
On October 2, 2023, Jabilona appeared in Hilo Circuit Court where he entered “Guilty” pleas to charges of Attempted Manslaughter and Felony Abuse of a Family or Household Member. Jabilona was ordered to appear on December 28, 2023 for sentencing. Jabilona remains out of custody having previously posted $525,000.00 bail.
Attempted Manslaughter is a class A felony offense and carries a penalty of a twenty-year prison term. Felony Abuse is a class C felony offense and carries a penalty of a five-year prison term.
The case was initiated by South Hilo Patrol and the felony investigation was handled by Detective Richard Itliong of the Area I Juvenile Aid Section, Hawai‘i Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Ha‘aheo Kaho‘ohalahala and Kirsten Selvig.
The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney remains dedicated to the pursuit of justice with integrity and commitment. Anyone having information to assist local law enforcement should call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.