Ruling pushes back killer's parole eligibility - Hawaii News

The teenager who started a series of events that led to the death of a 58-year-old man from a punch to the head would have been eligible for parole next year had a state judge followed the prosecutor's sentencing recommendation. Full Story

Honolulu, HI

#1 Jan 8, 2010
max out

Kaneohe, HI

#2 Jan 8, 2010
Ainokea coward. Thanks, Judge, for seeing that this guy is punished at least a little bit. As his, he'll still be released in his criminal prime.
No Soup for You

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Jan 8, 2010
Good! Make him stay until 2054
low standards

Honolulu, HI

#4 Jan 8, 2010
Once again. No real time for the crime.

Manslaughter gets him 20 years only because the judge was tough.

Parole eligible in 4 YEARS.

Is that what a good samaritan's life is worth? Is any life worth that little?

Kaneohe, HI

#5 Jan 8, 2010
Some will say the Hawaii Paroling Authority is an important part of the judicial system, but making it possible for a convicted person to become eligible for parole after having served less than half of a sentence is unconscionable. This seems to make a joke out of the sentencing process by a judge. Had Pada been sentence to serve his terms consecutively, he could have been back on the street after serving three years. A far cry from the original 15 years for both counts. So I ask, "What makes this newsworthy at this time." I would much rather have read a good human interest story about someone who has done something beneficial.

Kapaa, HI

#6 Jan 8, 2010
Judge Alm seems to be the only one who understands that crime will equal punishment.

Auburn, WA

#7 Jan 8, 2010
Well, at least he is still in prison. If he gets out someday he will right back in. Our prayers at to the Marine who served his country and the Marine's family. A far cry from this "Ainokea coward"
good job

Waimea, HI

#8 Jan 8, 2010
Judge Alm is the only judge in Hawaii who is passing out sentences that reflects the crime. The felons are also getting the message. A judge like Alm might be the beginning for Hawaii to clean up the criminal climate that exists in Hawaii.


#9 Jan 8, 2010
"...Deputy Prosecutor Charlene Ikeda said she did not ask Alm to stack the prison terms because she thought the 10 years for the robbery was sufficient..." I DON'T think 10 years (maximum) is enough and I DO THINK that Ms. Ikeda should be immediately join the ranks of the unemployed so that someone else with GUTS can be hired to prosecute criminals and put them away in prison where they belong FOR A LONG TIME. There's just too many bleeding hearts in the state justice system, judges and prosecutors alike, and too many hose-bags like Pada to milk the system for the chance to victimize again!'Nuff said...

Honolulu, HI

#10 Jan 8, 2010
why is pada eligible for parole in four years if the parole board set the minimum at three years each for two charges. wouldn't that be 2016?

Hanalei, HI

#11 Jan 8, 2010
good job wrote:
Judge Alm is the only judge in Hawaii who is passing out sentences that reflects the crime. The felons are also getting the message. A judge like Alm might be the beginning for Hawaii to clean up the criminal climate that exists in Hawaii.
Alm has brains and integrity. Hawaii' judges need to copy Alm.
John Q

Honolulu, HI

#13 Jan 8, 2010
Six years is not enough and neither is 10. Let's double that to 20 before you release him out into the public! He IS a craven coward that shouldn't be shown any leniency. As he's leaving the prison gates, a guard should conk him on the head from behind as a parting gift.

Kualapuu, HI

#14 Jan 8, 2010
Another dumb, worthless moke. Can't these people do anything better with their lives than victimize innocent people and walk around thinking they're tough. It's too bad the marine didn't knock him out causing him to be in a permanent vegatative state, unable to chew his own food or speak complete sentences.

Kaneohe, HI

#15 Jan 8, 2010
I missed the original story, but I can't believe that this punk actually started trouble by himself. They ALWAYS have at least a 3-1 advantage before the jump on servicemen.

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#16 Jan 9, 2010
THANK you for trying Judge Alm!
waimea jim

United States

#17 Jan 9, 2010
Do we need to replace the parole board too?
The State auditor needs to get involved in checking out the Parole Boards requirements for sentencing of convicted felons. Something is very wrong here.
There should be a 80% mandatory minimum sentence for any crime that hurts, injures, kills, or maims another person and a 100% required sentence for drug dealers.

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