Mother, 2 children stabbed in Kalihi

(Via Hawaii News Now)

A mother is stabbed repeatedly along with her two young children at Kamehameha IV Housing Complex in Kalihi Monday morning.

Honolulu Police said 34 year-old Brandon Lorenz turned himself in Monday night.

The mother, her eight-year-old girl, and seven-year-old boy remain hospitalized with a total of at least 16 stab wounds.

Eddie Peoples was awake around 5:30 a.m. when he heard commotion coming from inside a unit at the Kalihi Valley housing project right behind his fence.

He says he has heard yelling coming from that residence before, but this time was different.

“What I heard was really bone chilling. There was a lady screaming for help, she was imploring anyone who could hear her to call 911. And I could hear children in the background screaming in pain,” Peoples said.

The screaming was coming from 28-year-old Megan Isomura. Police say she and her two children were stabbed multiple times inside of their home. Sources say Isomura at least 10 times, her daughter at least four times, and son twice. Sources say they were attacked while they were sleeping. All three victims were taken to Queens Medical Center in serious condition.

Friends of Isomura say she is a hard working mother of three and they knew something was wrong when she didn’t show up to work this morning.

Darryl Pang also lives in the neighborhood adjacent to the housing project and says detectives were there all morning pulling evidence from the home.

“They came and they were taking a lot of things out of the apartment and it was yeah a lot of pretty bloody things,” Pang said.

A few hours later, staff members at Kalihi Elementary School up the road said they saw a suspicious person on campus. The school went on lockdown for about an hour while officers swarmed the area. No one was found was ever found on the campus and the lockdown was lifted shortly before 10:00 a.m.  It is unclear if the cases are related.

“I deplore any violence towards children. Obviously he shouldn’t have did was he done to her, but to drag little kids into something like that, it’s just horrible,” said Peoples.

Honolulu police are also searching for a murder suspectin a separate incident that happened Sunday in Kalihi.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 955-8300.

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