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Woman charged with assault after stabbing boyfriend in Hilo


Faylana Fromm

Faylana Fromm

A 38-year-old woman has been charged with first-degree assault in connection with a stabbing in Hilo on Tuesday evening (July 19).

In response to an 8:52 p.m. call, officers responded to the brush area off Wainaku Avenue and determined that a 48-year-old man had been stabbed on the right side of his body by his girlfriend, who was living with him in a tent.

The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center for treatment of his injuries and is in stable condition.

The suspect, Faylana Fromm, was arrested Tuesday and charged Thursday (July 22) with first-degree assault. Her bail was set at $5,000.

She is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Friday (July 22).

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jesse Kerr at 961-8843 or

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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