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Hawaii man accused of fatally shooting his wife’s acupuncturist after finding out about their alleged affair

Source: Honolulu Police Department; Unsplash

Feb. 16 2022, Published 3:15 p.m. ET

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A man in Hawaii is accused of fatally shooting an acupuncturist his wife allegedly began having an affair with after going to him for treatment, police said.

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Police arrested Eric Thompson, 34, on Feb. 14 in connection to the murder of Jon Tokuhara in Waipahu, Oahu, last month.

According to police, on Jan. 13 around 8 a.m., Tokuhara’s mother found found him fatally shot in the head at Tokuhara Acupuncture and Healthcare.

Between May and July, Thompson’s wife was allegedly having an affair with Tokuhara, who was her acupuncturist, KHON-TV reported, citing court documents.

According to one of Tokuhara’s patients, the murder suspect’s wife began going to the acupuncturist for treatment in 2019.

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The patient, who introduced the wife to Tokuhara, claimed the woman admitted in August that she was having an affair but did not reveal who it was with.

According to police, during the investigation, detectives found Instagram messages between the victim and the wife that included explicit photos and videos.


Court documents show Tokuhara may have wanted to be in a serious relationship with the woman, but she didn’t want to end her marriage and she appeared to break off the affair last summer after her husband found out about it.

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The documents state detectives recovered surveillance video from the day of the murder showing Thompson’s truck arrive to a parking lot near Tokuhara Acupuncture and Healthcare as well as a person entering the business and then exiting under a minute later.

Thompson faces charges of second-degree murder and carrying or use of a firearm in the commission of a separate felony. He was released after posting $1 million bail.

Source: Honolulu Police Department; Unsplash

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