Stabbing suspect arraigned

The woman accused of stabbing another woman outside of the Tokyo Lobby restaurant was arraigned in court yesterday.

O‘ahu resident Yu Mei Liu, 41, is charged with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a 33-year-old woman on Jan. 10 at the Harbor Mall.

Officials are not issuing comments on whether there is a relationship between the two women.

Police and emergency responders arrived on-scene around 7:30 p.m. that night after hearing claims there was an assault in progress.

Liu was then arrested and released on $100,000 bail.

Liu, a slight woman, had a Mandarin interpreter alongside her attorney in Fifth District Court Judge Trudy Senda’s courtroom.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer Winn asked Senda for a preliminary hearing within two weeks.

In Hawai‘i, the maximum punishment for second-degree attempted murder is life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Liu will is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. March 8 in district court.

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