HONOMU, Hawaii (AP) — A tenant of a Big Island man charged with murder says the stabbing may have been in self-defense.
Detectives have charged 49-year-old Daniel Schuster with second-degree murder in the Sunday stabbing of 30-year-old Joshua Trickel.
Trickel was found face-down in a pool of blood in Schuster's Honomu home.
Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports that according to court documents, the tenant told police Trickel stabbed Schuster first. Documents say Schuster had an injury to his left forearm.
Last year, Schuster had filed for a temporary restraining order claiming Trickel trashed Schuster's home.
Schuster is being held on $104,000 bail and couldn't be reached for comment Wednesday.