Murder defendant has long criminal re...

Murder defendant has long criminal record

There are 135 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from May 23, 2008, titled Murder defendant has long criminal record. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Kelii Acasia Jr., charged with the murder Sunday of a good Samaritan during a robbery in Waikiki, has a long criminal record and was wanted by police at the time of the attack.

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#1 May 23, 2008
Thank you reporter for reporting the facts of this story without inserting liberal nuances or opinion laced sentences. Your professor in college must have hated you. And you must have slipped this work past your editor while he or she was attending an Obama fundraiser.

This story clearly shows what scumbags Acasia "Juniahhh" Jr. and Pada are.
pat faiol

Sunnyside, NY

#2 May 23, 2008
Its the same thing over and over in Hawaii, criminals should have been incarcerated the first time for their felonies. Being nice to these felonious clowns never worked. Hawaii's judges should take the blame for a lot of the lawlessness in the isles for their ultra liberal sentenencs.

Ewa Beach, HI

#3 May 23, 2008
Acasia, jail. Jail, acasia. Get to know one another.
Why is whenever there is some type of huge crime, the person involved always has a long record? When will these liberals learn that criminals will always be criminals? There is no saving these scum. Better to sterilize them and keep them in jail.
Chemical All

Port Neches, TX

#4 May 23, 2008
"Mr. Ned Nakoa is a Hero". May the Holy Spirit comforts and bless his family.

Kelii Acasia Jr. and Benjamin Pada should both get life sentences without parole!!!
Ex Local

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 May 23, 2008
The criminal justice system is just as guilty as the suspect in encouraging crime by light sentences and/or probation. Both judge and suspect should be taken of the street permanently.
I M Madd

United States

#6 May 23, 2008
Hawaii's criminal's justice system will allow Acasia to continue his life of crime only until he tries to kill a cop. This is what Hawaii gets after decades of liberal dominated appointments to our judicial system.

Pearl City, HI

#7 May 23, 2008
Bill in Honolulu

Kaunakakai, HI

#9 May 23, 2008
At 17 he's charged with first degree sexual assault of boy in the youth correctional facility.

First degree sex assault is sexual penetration. Now we know from the article that it was sexual penetration with an object.

The victim is under 18.

Use of force is an element of the offense under the statute.

So you have forceful sexual penetration of a boy under 18 with an object.

And Frances Wong gives him 5 years probation.

I suggest readers here Google up Judge Wong's name. You'll find an interesting article she wrote on the need to find alternatives to incarceration for youthful offenders like Mr. Acasia.

I'm sure that's what she was thinking about when she sentenced him.
Jim L

San Diego, CA

#10 May 23, 2008
Typical action of Hawaii's legal system. Yeah the kid had a lousy family life but enough is enough. Perhaps the judges and attorneys in this case should be hauled in and forced to explain in public their actions. Heck this person should have been locked up a long time ago.

Pasadena, CA

#11 May 23, 2008
Regular Person wrote:
Thank you reporter for reporting the facts of this story without inserting liberal nuances or opinion laced sentences. Your professor in college must have hated you. And you must have slipped this work past your editor while he or she was attending an Obama fundraiser.
This story clearly shows what scumbags Acasia "Juniahhh" Jr. and Pada are.
This is funny! Thank you for starting my morning with a chuckle.

Portland, OR

#12 May 23, 2008
Look at the tree and you'll know the fruit. Both of these young men made their choice that day now they mush pay the price. Freedom is not free, you play by the rules or you pay for breaking the rules. There's a cost in everything in life and our young ones don't understand that. Sometimes you wonder what they teach them in school.

Kahului, HI

#13 May 23, 2008
capital punishment is a MUST in this case. SAVE the prison system some money.This would be a slam dunk case.
windward wahine

San Mateo, CA

#15 May 23, 2008
Stupid punk local boy mentality-the kind that thinks that being really stupid, really violent, and really ignorant are cool, and then they always find the girls that are just as stupid and THINK they are cool. Then they reproduce and the cycle continues. We all see and know this type. Then you look at the parents and are not surprised. Great job uncle/dad Ben and Tony. Such stupid comments come out of your mouths about it being a "mistake" and an "accident" and that "we hope it won't happen again". The whole lot of you should be thrown away together. You have contributed nothing good to this society but repeat criminal losers. As for Acasia, golly, gee, he asked the judge (Franses Wong) to reduce his sentence because he "saw the light" and she DID as HE asked! All the judges who talk tough but wimp out, all these scummy defense attorneys who twist and distort truth and law to no end just to win-they are all guilty of contributing to the joke of what we call our justice system. The only good person in this whole story is dead. God Bless Ned Nakoa-a true hero. One who lay his life down for his fellow man. THAT is what this world needs more of, not the low life PAaa-Acasia punks and all those like them. By the way, where are Acasia's parents in this whole story? He may be an adult now (Thank god, he can be tried as one now) but where were they for all the other multiple crimes? Good job folks on raising such losers.

Honolulu, HI

#16 May 23, 2008
Send them to Hell....we need an eye for an eye. Let the victims family beat them till they die!!!
To hell with them.

Honolulu, HI

#17 May 23, 2008
The consequence of killing someone is capital punishment. Our judicial system will almost automatically release you to society until you kill again and again. The death sentence to a violent crime offender is really a compassionate act. He or she will be relieved of a miserable life in this life and will have a new start in the next life if you believe that there is afterlife.

United States

#18 May 23, 2008
Kick Judge Wong of the bench,he dont know what his doing.He only is waiting for a paycheck from tax payers
Ex-Hotel Guard

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#19 May 23, 2008
Aiea wrote:

Honolulu, HI

#20 May 23, 2008
The lenient sentences that Judge Frances Wong doles out in her court has accounted for many deaths as her released offenders have committed more violent crimes the next time around. She has taken almost one year and a half and still hasn't decided whether the youth offender in the very tragic, violent crime, Ertell case, should be tried as an adult. Her weak stance is encouraging the youths of Hawaii to commit crimes before they reach the age of 18.
Where are we now

Kapaa, HI

#21 May 23, 2008
This story indicates our judicial system is full of holes.

He was to register as a sex offender but a year later he still hadn't done it ....dah....why wait for him to do it? We have 25,000 HGEA employees, surely one could have done it!

The charge of car theft was dropped...the daughter had said it was OK...whose license plates were on the car?

...and thank you Attorney Keith Shigetomi for your concern that Acasia didn't like Halawa, because of your kind thoughts for this poor fellow, you get to share the blame for Ned Nakoas death.

Honolulu, HI

#22 May 23, 2008
I attended the same church as Ms. Pada before she committed those
horrific child abuse on her 4 year old son and she was desperately
trying to make things right then
but the family was plagued with
demonic spirits. The word says, if
the tree bares poor roots, it will
not bare good fruits and it is not
the children to provide for their
parents, but it is the parents to
provide for their children. This
family tree goes way back to the
great-great-great grand dads/moms.
That's where the prosperous roots
evolve from. These kids are just
eventual products of their pass
by-products. Now the roots will
either die or need to be fertilized by the all migthy to bare good fruit.

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