WAILUKU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Maui judge has denied a woman’s request to be released from jail after she allegedly attacked a dog with a machete.
Officials said 40-year-old Tiare Kawaakoa is accused of slashing a dog multiple times on Aug. 13 at the Paia municipal parking lot.
Kawaakoa remains in custody after pleading not guilty to animal cruelty and terroristic threatening charges. She claimed she was defending her dog that was being attacked but witnesses deny that. But witnesses say the dog was leashed up and she attacked the pet even after other people tried to intervene.