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Judges Reduces Bail for Pāhoa Man Accused of Attempted Murder

July 30, 2021, 8:13 AM HST
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Bail for a Pāhoa man accused of attempted murder and domestic abuse was granted a bail reduction during his arraignment hearing from $527,000 to $150,000.

Thirty-nine-year-old Frank William Funes appeared by video from Hawai‘i Community Correctional Center before 3rd Circuit Court Judge Peter Kubota in Hilo on Wednesday, July 28, where he entered a plea of not guilty for offenses related to an incident that occurred on July 8 in Hawaiian Beaches.

Funes is accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s residence on Opae Street and stabbing her repeatedly with a knife.

An indictment filed on July 22, indicates Funes is charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree burglary and abuse of a family or household member. The attempted murder offense carries a penalty of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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