Accused stabber pleads not guilty in attempted murder case

Published  3:51 PM HST Sep 16, 2013
HONOLULU -

A 29-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder in the investigation of a stabbing in Kaka'ako.

On Aug. 25, Honolulu police arrested William Villarreal in connection with the stabbing of a 28-year-old- man during an altercation on Kapiolani Boulevard in front of Geisha House.

The victim was hospitalized in critical condition.  Villarreal's attorney says his client was defending himself and his brother against the victim who Villarreal says started the fight.

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