Advertisement

Big Island man sentenced to probation in deadly stabbing

Published On: Nov 06 2013 02:14:10 PM HST
Updated On: Nov 06 2013 02:23:28 PM HST
Daniel Schuster

Hawaii County Police Dept.

Daniel Schuster

HILO, Hawaii -

A Honomu man convicted of manslaughter has been sentenced to 10 years probation and time served.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Daniel Schuster pleaded guilty in September to stabbing to death his housemate, 30-year-old Joshua Trickel, on July 12, 2012.

Schuster must complete 400 hours of community service and other probation conditions.

Schuster was originally charged with second-degree murder. He made the plea deal with the support of Trickel's mother.

Leslie Peters says she wants to give Schuster a chance to change his life.  She says she doesn't believe Schuster tried to kill her son.

During a preliminary hearing, a woman who lived in the same building testified the men were trying to raise money owed to a drug dealer and that Schuster told her Trickel had stabbed him first.

Click here to see more Hawaii mug shots.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this site, this station or its affiliated companies. By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertising
Advertising