HONOLULU (KHON2) — Court documents revealed that the state is pushing to revoke bail for the man charged with killing a Waipahu acupuncturist because he presents a serious risk of fleeing and is a danger to others.
According to the documents, Eric Thompson murdered Jon Tokuhara by shooting him in the face four times with a .22 caliber firearm after he discovered that his wife was having an affair with Tokuhara.
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Documents said Thompson disguised his truck and himself and drove to Waipahu Depot Street where Tokuhara worked. Thompson parked several blocks away from Tokuhara’s business, walked there and shot the acupuncturist on Jan. 12.
Prosecutors said after first learning of the affair at the end of July 2021, Thompson forbade his wife, Joyce Thompson, from contacting Tokuhara. He also told her that she was not allowed to see her siblings.
Court documents stated Eric believed that his wife’s siblings had knowledge of the affair and aided in it. Joyce’s siblings were said to have babysat her child so Joyce could continue the affair.
Additional information to support the motion was that the suspect’s assets included his property valued at over $2 million. Eric also owns and operates the business “Island Bath Works LLC.”
Eric’s hearing will be on Thursday, April 28 at 8:30 a.m.
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The motion came after Eric posted a $1 million bail and was freed on Feb. 14. He was indicted and charged with one count of murder in the second degree and one count of carrying of use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony.