LIHUE — The man charged with the murder of Gary Allen Allianic Jr. allegedly stabbed him six separate times with a folding knife and struck vital arteries, according to court documents.
Francisco Keola Manuel, 37, allegedly fought with Allianic Jr., 38, behind the Garden Island Barbecue restaurant between midnight and 1 a.m. last Saturday, according to a copy of the police report by arresting officer Anthony Morita.
In the report, Morita said Manuel and Allianic Jr. allegedly fought while Jasmine Duque, Manuel’s pregnant girlfriend, stepped between them.
Manuel took out a small folding knife, and “proceeded to strike and stab Allianic Jr. repeatedly and with deadly force,” Morita said in the report. While Manuel was stabbing Allianic Jr., he also stabbed Duque, when Allianic Jr. allegedly grabbed her to shield himself from being stabbed, Morita said.
Allianic Jr. died as a result of his injuries and was found lying in a pool of blood, according to court documents.
An autopsy conducted Thursday ruled Allianic Jr.’s cause of death a homicide and confirmed that he died as a result of stabbing, said county spokeswoman, Sarah Blane.
Morita said both Manuel and Duque made no attempts to render aid to Allianic Jr. before leaving him.
They did not call police.
In a previous interview with The Garden Island, Duque said Manuel and Allianic Jr. got into a fight Friday night between 10 p.m. and midnight and at some point a knife came out and she was stabbed. She said Manuel took off his shirt and tried to stop her bleeding and then they both went straight to Wilcox Memorial Hospital’s emergency room.
Duque told TGI she and Manuel were too focused on getting her to the ER to be concerned with Allianic Jr. She said when they left him he was alive.
Morita said in the report submitted to the court that Manuel dropped the knife he used to allegedly kill Allianic Jr.
Because Duque was becoming weak from blood loss, Manuel asked a friend to take her to the hospital, Morita said. He then contacted Larry Duque, Jasmine Duque’s father, who dropped Manuel off near the Walmart, Morita said.
Kauai police officers were notified of a stabbing victim by Wilcox Memorial Hospital but found Jasmine Duque uncooperative, Morita said.
Larry Duque said his daughter was interrogated by police that night at Wilcox Memorial Hospital and he was not allowed in the room to see her.
“My wife was concerned that she was all drugged up,” he said. “The doctors should have said something.”
Allianic Jr.’s body was discovered by a newspaper carrier for The Garden Island around 4:45 a.m. Sept. 26.
The carrier called the police. KPD and detectives, including Morita, arrived on the scene, according to court documents.
Morita observed Allianic Jr. on the ground with multiple bloody and deep stab wounds. There was enough blood at the scene “to be consistent with a high or significant amount of blood loss which would cause a fatality,” according to the report.
The report states Larry Duque spoke to police and tried to get Manuel to turn himself in, but Manuel refused, stating that if he were captured he’d face life in prison.
Shortly after 6 p.m., detectives Ponce and Rose found Manuel near the Old Historic County Building, according to court documents.
When he saw them, he ran, but was brought down by Ponce, arrested and taken to Lihue police station.
He was later interviewed by Morita and confessed to killing Allianic Jr. and stabbing Duque.
In his statement to police, Manuel said he was former friends with Allianic Jr. but that Allianic Jr. had become upset when he found out that Duque — Allianic Jr.’s former girlfriend — had become pregnant with Manuel’s baby, which is how the fight started in the parking lot behind the Garden Island Barbecue.
“As the court records show, the defendant made a statement to certain KPD officers,” said Mark Zenger, Manuel’s defense attorney. “Whether that statement is admissible or not will likely be litigated at the appropriate time in the appropriate court.”
Manuel was charged Tuesday with murder in the second degree and assault in the second degree. Bail is $1 million.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday.