Kailua attempted murder suspect ordered to state hospital

Chauncey Ingraham

The man who police say broke into a Kailua woman’s home and stabbed her multiple times has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Chauncey Ingraham had been charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree burglary, kidnapping, and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle for an incident in December 2014.

According to court documents, Ingraham told the woman, “I am a soldier and I am going to kill you,” before stabbing and slashing her multiple times. She was able to get away and get help from neighbors.

Witnesses said Ingraham drove off, but police caught him in Waimanalo. He had yet to go to trial.

As we discovered following his arrest, Ingraham had been in Hawaii State Hospital before. He stayed there in 2013 after getting arrested for criminal property damage, which is a petty misdemeanor.

He was eventually found fit to stand trial for that incident, served his time, and was released.

As part of Tuesday’s ruling, Ingraham will be sent to the hospital once again.

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