Wife charged with murder after Marine stabbed to death in Moanalua


HONOLULU (KHON2) — A woman accused of stabbing her husband to death in Moanalua has been charged.

The incident occurred at around 11:17 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, on Ala Kapuna Street.

According to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Sgt. Juan Iturbide, 24, was hospitalized at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police say Evelin Iturbide, 23, was arrested at the scene and charged with second-degree murder on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

She appeared in court Wednesday morning and remains in custody, unable to post $750,000.

According to court documents, Evelin Iturbide told police that she and her husband were drinking when Juan Iturbide “became aggressive and began choking her neck.”

Documents say Juan Iturbide eventually released her, and she ran to the kitchen.

“Evelin Iturbide then admitted that she grabbed a knife and said ‘I stabbed him,'” the document said.

Iturbide’s father says he is in shock and called his son a noble man who loved being a Marine.

He tells KHON2 the couple had been together for three years, and has a 2-year-old daughter.

Iturbide was a native of Orange, Calif., and joined the Marine Corps on June 19, 2012.

He served as a food service specialist, Service Company, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

His personal awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons.

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“We mourn the loss of Sgt. Iturbide. Our deepest condolences remain with his family and friends,” said Col. Raul Lianez, commanding officer, MCBH. “The sympathy and respect offered by the local community is appreciated by the Marines and families of MCBH.”

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