Chiechi said that Oliveros’s young age is why she was moved by the ceremony, and that she had friends of her own who died similarly young.
“He was only 20,” Chiechi said of Oliveros, “He’ll never know what it’s like to be 21.”
Officials say Jason Oliveros, who last attended Honolulu Community College in the fall semester, was found by police about 3 a.m. near Halona and Houghtailing streets in Kalihi with several stab wounds.
He was pronounced dead about 40 minutes later.
Witnesses told police that they had earlier seen three men chasing Oliveros through the streets, and a 21-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with his murder.
Several friends said they had seen Oliveros on campus visiting with friends on the day before he died.