26-year-old Jhovany Corpuz also made his first appearance in court on Monday.

Corpuz is charged with second-degree murder, accused of stabbing 27-year-old Devy Gaoiran to death in Waipahu last Friday.

According to police, two men were at a social event near Kuhaulua and Api'i streets when they began to argue.

Corpuz allegedly stabbed Gaioran twice in the chest and he was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

Corpuz is expected back in court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.