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UPDATE: Woman Charged in Ainaloa Stabbing

March 24, 2013, 8:06 AM HST
* Updated March 25, 4:58 PM
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Police have charged a 45-year-old Puna woman with assault and other offenses in connection with Saturday’s stabbing incident in the Ainaloa subdivision.

Police said bail for Heidi Leialoha Lewis was set at $6,000 after she was charged Sunday with first-degree assault and abuse of a family or household member.

In addition to allegedly stabbing him multiple times, police said Lewis also hit the victim, a 31-year-old man, with a broomstick.

Lewis was arrested on Hibiscus Drive.

County paramedics responding to a 5 a.m. call Saturday found the victim sitting on the side of Ainaloa Boulevard with knife wounds to the abdomen and wrist. He has not been identified.

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The victim was treated by medical personnel, and was awake and verbally responsive while being taken to Hilo Medical Center.

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He was later transported to Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu in critical condition. He was upgraded to serious condition on Sunday.

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