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19-Year-Old From Alameda Fatally Stabbed During Trip To Hawaii; Suspect Faces Murder Charge

HONOLULU (KPIX 5) – An Alameda teen on vacation in Hawaii was fatally stabbed during a fight early Tuesday morning, and a suspect has been charged with murder in the case.

According to police in Honolulu, 19-year-old Elian Delacerda got into an argument with a group of people in the Waikiki area around 12:45 a.m. Moments later, the teenager was stabbed.

Bystanders tried to perform CPR on Delacarda, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The fight just became a mess. Everybody fighting," said Richard Plekhanov, who witnessed the fight. "I've seen the guy all in blood. It was terrible."

Alameda Tourist Killed In Hawaii
Eyewitness footage before Elian Delacerda was killed in a stabbing in Honolulu, Hawaii on June 1, 2021. (CBS)

According to Honolulu CBS affiliate KGMB-TV, 21-year-old Oscar Cardona has been arrested in the case. A second suspect, only identified as a female, is also being sought.

Cardona is facing a charge of second degree murder. He is being held on $1 million bail.

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