A Maui court has denied the release of a woman accused of killing a dog with a machete

WAILUKU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Maui court has denied a woman’s request to be released from prison after she allegedly attacked a dog with a machete.

The Maui News reports that 40-year-old Tiare Kawaakoa is accused of slashing a dog multiple times on Aug. 13 in a Paia municipal parking lot.

The dog, named Tommy Boy, is still at the animal hospital with serious injuries.

According to the Maui News, the injuries included “a severed part of his tail that required partial amputation, several gaping wounds on his back that required stitches, and at least four blows to his head that caused his head to split open.”

Kavaakoa claims the dog attacked his own dog. But witnesses say the dog was tied up and attacked the pet even after other people tried to intervene.

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