‘Taking it day by day’

  • Dozens of people hold signs for passersby Friday during a rally against domestic violence on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo, a year after Cheylee Octavio was stabbed eight times during a violent domestic incident. (Photos by JOHN BURNETT/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

  • Cheylee Octavio, who was stabbed eight times during a violent domestic incident on June 10, 2021, holds her niece, Daxlee, Friday.

On June 10, 2021, Cheylee Octavio, then a 25-year-old mother of two from Hilo, was stabbed repeatedly, allegedly by her ex-boyfriend.