What f**k. A Marine allegedly stabbed his pregnant ex-wife to death on the side of a highway in Hawaii – even as commuters jumped out of their cars to try to stop him!
Based on Honolulu Police Department murder lieutenant Deena Thoemmes, Dana Alotaibi brutally killed on the H-3 highway around 6:18 p.m. Wednesday after fighting with ex-husband Bryant Tejeda-Castillo. The tragedy unfolded before the eyes of many motorists, who “observed a man standing over a woman, stabbing her several times.” Witnesses tried to stop Bryant and help the 27-year-old woman. And after confronting a number of people, the suspect ran into a nearby wooded area. An unnamed witness told of the scene KITV4:
“Whenever I go there, I freeze with fear and shock.”
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A person trained in CPR tried to help Dana but quickly realized her condition was too serious. He details the store:
“You know, obviously when we did CPR there was no pulse. They don’t take her pulse the whole time, and it’s just her face – she’s just looking past the point of no return, you know? You can imagine getting stabbed in the neck and then watching your life just literally drain out of you, and everyone around you either doesn’t know what to do, or is too shocked to do anything about it. it, I can’t imagine that. “
She came in a hurry Castle Adventist Hospital but then succumbed to her injuries.
As for Bryant? When authorities arrested him, police said he used “the knife itself” to stab himself. He was quickly arrested and taken to a hospital “where he remains in custody.” Thoemmes added during the press conference:
“It was determined that the victim and the man were married and had recently experienced marital problems. At the time of the incident, they were arguing when he stabbed her multiple times causing her serious injuries.”
her mother, Natalia Cespedestold KITV4 that the two have been married for almost three years. Court documents obtained by the outlet show that Bryant filed for divorce in November and it was finalized in June. Dana’s friend told Hawaii News Now that she had been trying to leave an abusive relationship for years and that the military police had only ordered her husband not to contact her:
“He is afraid of access to mental health, because he is in the military. But, you know, she’s looking for help as a wife. “
They also revealed that she was only 13 weeks pregnant with her current boyfriend’s child at the time of her death. Her mother even shared with KITV4 that she even plans to move back home to Virginia to be closer to her family during her pregnancy:
“It was sad, very sad, because we had a plan for everything. This feeling so bad, I feel like I’m working in an empty space, I don’t know. It’s hard to explain.”
At this point, Thoemmes noted that the police department and Department of the Prosecutor’s Office Domestic violence groups are working to “charge the suspect”. Authorities are still investigating the scene, calling 911 as well as speaking to witnesses. The vehicle will also be “handled pending a search warrant.” Thoemmes added that police are looking into previous domestic violence cases between Dana and Bryant, “as well as social media posts we’ve learned about.”
In a statement to KITV4Hawaii Marine Corps Base said it was “aware of the tragic incident,” adding:
“Our understanding is that Marine is currently in the custody of the Honolulu Police Department as their investigation continues, but has not been formally charged. The 3rd Marine Regiment and Marine Corps Base Hawaii will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement officials as details surrounding this incident are revealed. The Marines extend their deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those involved.”
It’s terrible what happened here. Our hearts go out to Dana’s loved ones following this unimaginable tragedy.
[Image via Dana Alotaibi/FaceBook]