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Kehalani Foodland to re-open after deadly stabbings

The Kehalani branch of Foodland in Wailuku was the scene of a deadly stabbing that took place Tuesday evening. The suspect, Stephen Schmidt (45), from Kahului; started an argument with a male who accompanied his estranged wife (24-year-old female from Kahului) within the store. After a brief struggle with the male, Schmidt then used a knife and stabbed his estranged wife along with 2 others.

All three (3) victims were taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment. The female victim identified as Kehau Farias Schmidt later died at the hospital. The two (2) male victims are in stable condition.

Yesterday afternoon, friends and family gathered at the site to hold a vigil for the victim. Foodland will re-open at noon today and resume normal operations.

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