Brutal attack inside a home leaves 59-year-old woman in critical condition

Posted at 9:28 AM, Feb 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-05 11:28:09-05

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    Honolulu County, HI (KITV) — “They don’t go the money. They don’t got nothing, they don’t look around for money they look at the people and they hit,” Julie Nguyen, sister of the 59-year-old woman who was brutally attacked in her Wai’anae home Sunday said.

Julie Nguyen is still shaken up after finding her 59-year-old sister on the floor of their home Sunday morning left bloodied with a cracked skull.

Nguyen had been home with her sister, brother, and nephew when she heard the sound of glass shattering and her brother yelling for someone to call police.

Nguyen’s brother is a Manapua man who’s been serving Wai’anae and Makaha for more than 30 years.

According to Nguyen her brother had been outside loading his van when two men attacked him then went into his house.

Both Nguyen and a witness says one of the suspects hit Nguyen’s sister in the head with a bat multiple times before turning his attention to Nguyen’s 9-year-old nephew.

“He see the boy, he hit the boy,” Nguyen said.

The child is the son of Thuan Nguyen, the Manapua man in this case.

The family believes the attack is the result of a previous run-in with another Manapua man in the area last month, they believe the suspects were sent to their house to scare them.

“Someone tell him come here to hit the people, no robber,” Nguyen said.

According to the family, the attackers left the home after the assault, only taking a box of musubis.

Police later arrested a 20-year-old man on the same street but have not connected the suspect to the case.

However, a witness tells KITV4 that the suspect police arrested had a wooden ax handle and spilled rice inside his car.

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