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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Big Island police charge Mountain View man in stabbing death of wife

Advertiser Staff

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Steven Dingle

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Hawaii County police on Sunday charged a 47-year-old Mountain View man with murder in connection with the stabbing death of his wife.

Steven Dingle has been charged with second-degree murder. He was being held in the police cellblock in Hilo in lieu of $1 million bail.

Officers responding to a 6:23 p.m. call Saturday of an attack on Kamehameha Avenue in South Hilo found a woman who had been stabbed several times.

Citizens who witnessed the attack detained Steven Dingle.

The victim was identified as Catherine Dingle, 38, also of Mountain View. She was taken to Hilo Medical Center in critical condition and pronounced dead at 1:05 a.m. Sunday.

Police on Tuesday said they have not ascertained a motive for the stabbing.

Police are asking for the public's help in this case and ask that anyone with information about it call Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or the police nonemergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All CrimeStoppers information is kept confidential.