Police have released a 39-year-old man who fatally stabbed an Oahu man. The stabbing occurred following a confrontation over a stolen bag. The man who was killed was named Brycen Iona, 20, of Kaneohe. Iona died due to a stab wound to his chest, the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Police said Iona was part of a group who was walking near the concession area of Queen’s Surf about 2:25 a.m. Sunday and stole a bag and ran to their car.
The owner of the bag confronted them and an argument ensued, police said. Police allege that Iona struck the owner, and the owner stabbed Iona and another man.
The bag owner fled but was found a few blocks away on Kalakaua Avenue and arrested on suspicion of second-degree homicide, second-degree assault and resisting arrest, as well as a contempt violation but he was never charged by police before he was released.
The owner, who has no local address, has prior convictions for two misdemeanor assaults.
Interesting that all the above info i.e. priors, no address, and is obviously the one who committed the stabbing is being released. Not too sure what this means.