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Police Charge Seal With Second-Degree Murder

November 7, 2013, 5:23 PM HST
* Updated November 7, 5:24 PM
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Police today charged David True Seal with second-degree murder in Tuesday’s fatal stabbing in the Eden Roc subdivision.

Seal, 34, is being held without bail at the Hilo police cellblock pending an initial court appearance Friday.

He was arrested Tuesday afternoon on Pilo Street where police found the victim, 32-year-old Rory Thompson Wick, with multiple stab wounds.

Wick was pronounced dead Tuesday night at Hilo Medical Center. An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday.

Seal has been on the run since escaping from the Hawaii State Hospital in December 2009.

He had been committed to the Oahu mental hospital in April 2002 after being acquitted, by reason of insanity, of charges of kidnapping and attempted sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl on Maui.

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