HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 31-year-old Hilo woman was charged on Friday with attempted murder, custodial interference, terroristic threatening and violation of a protection order.
The incident happened on Wednesday, Aug. 31, in the Komohana Gardens residential area.
According to the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, Frances Hartman threatened her 77-year-old father-in-law who was caring for her one-year-old daughter.
Authorities said Hartman struck her father-in-law with a knife to his abdomen, took her child, which was prohibited by court order, and fled the scene.
Hartman was quickly arrested at a nearby neighborhood park. There were no reports of any injuries to the child.
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The child was returned to her guardians.
Bail was set at $1,020,000 and her first court appearance is on Friday, Sept. 2.