Mililani Mauka man kills wife and son...

Mililani Mauka man kills wife and son, takes own life

There are 187 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 3, 2008, titled Mililani Mauka man kills wife and son, takes own life. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / [email protected] A woman identified herself to Honolulu police yesterday as a relative of one of the residents at 95-1042 Moohele St.

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Since: Mar 08

Aiea, HI

#1 Jul 3, 2008
Another very sad story for Hawaii.
My heart goes out to the James family.

It's not easy when times are hard. The family appears fine looking from the outside.

If people feel down then get help. Don't do crazy stuff like this

Woodland Hills, CA

#2 Jul 3, 2008
Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

Psalm 119:136

Hilo, HI

#4 Jul 3, 2008
I hope there is an investigation as to whether or not he took prescription anti-depressants. It would be interesting to see if there is a correlation between domestic violence and their use.

Ewa Beach, HI

#5 Jul 3, 2008
What is this world coming to when you take the lives of your loved ones? Esp a young innoncent child?

Norfolk, VA

#6 Jul 3, 2008
The guy probably was not making money selling insurance from his home while his wife was a successful teacher. Probably a little down on himself buy why take their lives too? Kill yourself and leave it at that or get some help. Don't take it out on defenseless people. Only cowards do that. Face your demons and deal with it.

United States

#7 Jul 3, 2008
I can relate to James. Backed into a corner, facing the worst fears imaginable.
Hawaii's extreme cost of living will push anyone to the brink.

Ewa Beach, HI

#8 Jul 3, 2008
He cracked, the wife stated his brother died and sounded like they were planning to attend the wake. Guess it was too much for him, money problems, his poor home business, needed fares to attend brothers services, etc..\

With his background he musta been in charge of the families finances and just couldn't handle it anymore.
Kalani - Hilo native

Dallas, TX

#9 Jul 3, 2008
Since we have NO idea WHY this man killed his family & himself, we are all only guessing at the cause right now. It could have been finances, it could have been just ongoing family violence, it could have been instability or depression. Only those with access to his notes he left truly have any idea at this point.

But, unfortunately, with the economy tanking the way it is, I'm afraid we will see more tragedies such as this. It is very sad that people find themselves so desperate and so scared & depressed that they resort to something like this.

Deepest condolences to the grieving extended family members of this family.

Airway Heights, WA

#10 Jul 3, 2008
Quoting HPD Maj. Frank Fujii, "If you've got domestic violence, do something about it." What about, "Call us and we'll assist you in finding help." Some desperate souls don't know who to call and may find it easier just to call the police....should be a future consideration.

RIP to the James family...such a useless and tragic waste.
Jen W

Williamston, MI

#11 Jul 3, 2008
It might be a coincidence, but there are so many more murder suicides these days. I personally can't see how most middle class people are making it these days, although no one wants to discuss the subject. I am living day to day, and am dreading my financial future. If I or anyone in my family breaks an arm or gets sick, what will we do?
Laurie-Nanakuli- Hawaii

Kailua, HI

#12 Jul 3, 2008
Life is hard for everyone nowadays. High cost of living, low wages, loss of jobs etc...Most people are learning how to cope with it. Few turn to actual violence. This man may not have had anyone to turn to or was too proud to do it and it brought about a very tragic end for his wife, young son and himself. God Bless this little family. Hopefully dad will find forgiveness wherever he is right now. Condolences to the families of these victims. I'm praying that they'll find some sort of peace down the road.
Just wondering

Honolulu, HI

#13 Jul 3, 2008
This is real sad. I think that that Hawaii's "Localnomics" are part to blame for this tragedy, but on the other hand, like all of the recent murder suicides, and maybe this one too, it could be that fact that domestic problems may have been involved.

The one thing I see that's common is that all of the victims involved are Filipino women with children.


#14 Jul 3, 2008
Camon people---if you don't want to be around --DON'T--harm anyone but yourself...we all love your family.There is no such thing as another world, another life.

Honolulu, HI

#15 Jul 3, 2008
What is happenning to Hawaii?
Over developed, high living prices? People can not pay their bills , losing their homes?
Hawaii is losing it personality as State where the communities where together. Everyone is out to make the almighty dollar which is killing people.
I am sadden by what this is doing to our community.

Mililani, HI

#16 Jul 3, 2008
Would be interesting to see what the notes had written.
Poi Dog

Honolulu, HI

#17 Jul 3, 2008
Each new incident triggers the idea in yet another despondent person's mind. Sadly, I expect to see more of this, especially as our economy tanks in the next few years and pressures ripple outward.

We're in the midst of a big shift in social mood as we shift out of good times, spend-it mode and easy credit. One potential positive that we can create will be to pull together and focus on community and family, versus finding shallow pleasure in material things. A strong sense of community may help to prevent some of these things from occurring. Get to know your neighbors, co-workers, etc. Look out for each other, and provide a support system if you see signs of trouble. People who take their own lives usually feel all alone, like they have no one to turn to. Show concern and interest for the people around you, and let them know you care.

Montgomery, AL

#18 Jul 3, 2008
The LORD has them now. Only He knows the reason for the lose of His children. AMEN

Waipahu, HI

#19 Jul 3, 2008
I wish Major Fujii would be of more assistance than to just say "get help." we've called the police numerous of times for domestic violence and the perp usually is not arrested. The major has to remember most victims are helpless and afraid. They have a sense of unworthiness because of the belittling and abuse. In a lot of situations the woman is not the bread winner and tries to leave with the children. Financially she is strapped and fears homelessness, starvation, and at the same time having to look over her shoulders each and every moment that she is free from the perp. These are a few reasons they return to the abuser but theres more like the promises that they'll "never hurt them again", or that "they will get help and change." I am surprised it hasn't happened more than three times with the economy and all. One way the police department can help is by attending the domestic violence trainings. You can see frustration on the faces of the police officers who has return to the same house over and over for domestic abuse. They want to help the abused but it takes a long time to repair the trauma. I am very grateful to the officers who feel compassion for the abused but training will be of value to everyone surrounding the situation.

Honolulu, HI

#20 Jul 3, 2008
Exasperation wrote:
I hope there is an investigation as to whether or not he took prescription anti-depressants. It would be interesting to see if there is a correlation between domestic violence and their use.
Yeah, or maybe it was that crazy hip-hop music! I bet he played video games too!

Honolulu, HI

#21 Jul 3, 2008
What is it with pussy Americans? Someone said he snapped because his brother died. People in the rest of the world (earthquake in China, typhoon in Phillipines, etc) have tougher times. Heck, their lives aren't any better to begin with, before the tragedies. Too much of the American Lie. Everyone in America thinks they deserve to be a TV star (e.g. Fear Factor), with a lavish lifestyle. So pathetic. I'm gonna go watch My Super Sweet 16.

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