Hilo Man Accused of Attempted Murder Indicted

June 24, 2022, 3:00 PM HST
* Updated June 24, 2:31 PM
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Tchok Atario

A Hilo man charged a week ago with attempted murder was indicted by a Hilo grand jury.

The indictment stems from a June 14 incident where 22-year-old Tchok Atario aka Jtok Atarino is accused of stabbing a woman on the property of the Church of the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church on Kapiʻolani Street in Hilo.

Initially charged in Hilo District Court, prosecutors filed an indictment against Atario in 3rd Circuit Court on Thursday, June 23 on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree terroristic threatening, first-degree assault and second-degree assault. The attempted murder offense is punishable by a life term of imprisonment with the possibility of parole.

First-degree assault is a class B felony offense punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

Atario is scheduled to make his initial appearance on Friday in Hilo Circuit Court. He remains in custody in lieu of $295,000 bail.

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