Judge sentences Pali killer to life in prison - Hawaii News

Rodney Joseph Jr. chose not to say anything yesterday before a federal judge sentenced him to life in prison for two murders and an attempted murder at the Pali Golf Course and other crimes. Full Story
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Just a GI

Slinger, WI

#1 Jul 7, 2009
McGarrett would be satisfied . . .
Big John-Hawaii Kai

Kailua Kona, HI

#2 Jul 7, 2009
Glad this was a federal case. If it had been in State court, I'm quite sure the prosecutor would have cut a deal and the judge would have gone along. What a system.
pocho

Waipahu, HI

#3 Jul 7, 2009
To tell you the truth, I feel no sorrow for the family that lost loved ones. They know all the illegal activity that was being done and survived life with dirty money. Hearing the wife say she thinks of suicide makes me sick and its because there's no more dirty money to support them.

They got what they deserved, you play with fire and get burned.
Sponge Bob

Makawao, HI

#4 Jul 7, 2009
Rodney Jr. should have taken the plea. Probably 27 1/2 year like his comrade.

The is a good start to cleaning up Waianae. Finish the beach clean up and put the bad guys in prison.

Generational criminals. These people never stop.
Fathers, sons, nephews...on and on.
ELATED

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Jul 7, 2009
now what he should do is be a man and let his wife go and raise her children. Change her name and move on in life with her children and raise them with morales and respect for life... something he never had!!!
Mike

United States

#6 Jul 7, 2009
KIng Kamehameha would have sacrificed Rodney to the Hawaiian Gods by pushing him over the Pali Lookout.
End of the Road

Honolulu, HI

#7 Jul 7, 2009
The days of Hawaii's organized crime figures are coming to an end. I never taught I see the day. If they give Motta Life then I'll know it's OVER.
alice

Los Altos, CA

#8 Jul 7, 2009
nobody respects the mokes who run organized crime. The mexican drug lords slap the hawaiians around like rag dolls.
Hoku

Honolulu, HI

#9 Jul 7, 2009
We need the death penalty in Hawaii! Why should we, the hard working people of this country, pay for his food and housing for the rest of his life. He's going to die in prision anyway.

I'm just saying when a dog bites someone, we put him to sleep. Why the same logic doesn't apply to people like this is the reason we have overcrowded prisons.
TheAdjuster

Barnesville, OH

#12 Jul 7, 2009
"The days of Hawaii's organized crime figures are coming to an end."

No. We still have OHA and the Legislature.
Wacko

Wahiawa, HI

#13 Jul 7, 2009
Good thing he wasn't in regular court or the system would have let him walk free. If Sakamoto was the judge, I guess you know what would have happened.
Greatwall

Honolulu, HI

#14 Jul 7, 2009
Good to see this wannabe mafioso going to prison for life. Probably get some small time mafioso in politics, just like Larry Mehau before. Ah, but i don't worry about those guys, the heyday of organized crime is over in Hawaii.
ron

Honolulu, HI

#15 Jul 7, 2009
He killed a couple of criminals. Take two weeks off of his sentence for community service.
close hta

Honolulu, HI

#17 Jul 7, 2009
still get the mafia running the stevedores.
Lucky

Honolulu, HI

#18 Jul 7, 2009
pocho wrote:
To tell you the truth, I feel no sorrow for the family that lost loved ones. They know all the illegal activity that was being done and survived life with dirty money. Hearing the wife say she thinks of suicide makes me sick and its because there's no more dirty money to support them.
They got what they deserved, you play with fire and get burned.
I agree. All of the men should be in jail. The ones who got shot or killed are all bad men too. They got what they deserved. It's not like those guys were standing outside the Safeway and got shot for no reason.

The truth is all 6 of the men involved should be in jail. Instead of crying or pleading, the families of the men who were killed should be apologizing to society for the evil that their dead family members have done.

I have no empathy for their family whatsoever!
Lucky

Honolulu, HI

#19 Jul 7, 2009
ron wrote:
He killed a couple of criminals. Take two weeks off of his sentence for community service.
LOL!
Bubba

United States

#20 Jul 7, 2009
Thank god this trial is over, must have cost tax payer some money...even though he was guilty from the beginning. Hopefully this sends a warning to those wanting to committ crime.

Since: Feb 09

Honolulu, HI

#21 Jul 7, 2009
I remember watching Rodney Joseph fight in the kickboxing matches back in the 90's on the Dennis Alexio cards; tough guy. It's interesting to see how each generation changes. The 70's = hippies, the 80's = drugs partying, 90's = technological developments (i.e., computers/internet), 00's = corporate greed collapses economy. Unfortunately, there will be "others" that take Joseph's place. Illegal gambling will always exist in Hawaii. I guess these were the "serious" guys that go and collect on bad debts and controlled the market...it's only money.
Law Abiding

Honolulu, HI

#23 Jul 7, 2009
It gives me great pleasure to know that dirt bags like you are locked away. Bummer living in a 10x8 cell for the rest of your life! My shoe closet is bigger than that! Enjoy, I'm off to the beach...
Law Abiding

Honolulu, HI

#24 Jul 7, 2009
alice wrote:
nobody respects the mokes who run organized crime. The mexican drug lords slap the hawaiians around like rag dolls.
Its 'hula dolls'

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