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Man gets life for killing father - Hawaii News

There are 31 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jul 25, 2009, titled Man gets life for killing father - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

A Waipahu man pleaded guilty yesterday to charges he attacked his elderly parents with a hatchet, killing his father and seriously injuring his mother in 2005.

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huh

Houston, TX

#1 Jul 25, 2009
Hmmm, something is terribly wrong with the system. This low life murdered his dad, attacked his mom, critically injuring her, yet the state makes a deal. Although he faces mandatory life sentence there's also the possibility for parole. LOCK HIM UP and throw the key away!
SAD SAYS IN HAWAII

Grand Blanc, MI

#2 Jul 25, 2009
Why wouldn't this be 1st degree. Seems that all serious crimes such as this one is 2nd degree with lenient punishment. How sad is this? This looks like a planned and well thought out crime....i no undastand this state...
Big John-Hawaii Kai

Kailua, HI

#3 Jul 25, 2009
It is indeed a shame that Deputy City Prosecutor Kevin Takata is so incompetent that he had to plea this case DOWN. It would appear, from other cases reported, that most, if not all, our City prosecutors can do is plead down cases. I also fault the judge for not refusing the plea deal. This man is obviously a danger to the community and what will happen once he's released and he ask a stranger for money? Another dead person.
Poi Boy

AOL

#4 Jul 25, 2009
Loser!!!!!!!!
nanakulimama

Kailua, HI

#5 Jul 25, 2009
What s shame! Dad's dead by his own son's hand, mom almost died but survived and all for what? Dad refusing to give son money to buy drugs. What a sad, sad world we live in. Now, we taxpayers get to pay for this person's upkeep. I know life isn't all roses in prison but, hey, no need to work, pay rent, buy food..sounds like he got the better deal. God bless dad, mom and brother. We'd better be on our toes though. When this guy gets out of prison he's going to be looking for money and who knows what'll happen when someone refuses him. Sends shudders up one's spine.
Confused

Puunene, HI

#6 Jul 25, 2009
This is the prosecutor's office under Peter Carlisle! And you want this man running our entire city???
LOL

Mililani, HI

#7 Jul 25, 2009
SAD SAYS IN HAWAII wrote:
Why wouldn't this be 1st degree. Seems that all serious crimes such as this one is 2nd degree with lenient punishment. How sad is this? This looks like a planned and well thought out crime....i no undastand this state...
I think you gotta kill at least 2 people to get 1st degree.
Realist

Waianae, HI

#8 Jul 25, 2009
He looks oddly inbred.
no ism

Wahiawa, HI

#9 Jul 25, 2009
Realist wrote:
He looks oddly inbred.
Put the mirror down.
LOL

Mililani, HI

#10 Jul 25, 2009
Well, one thing good is that Kawakami pleaded guilty and avoided a long, drawn-out, taxpayer-wasting trial, where his attorneys would try to prove he was some sort of victim.
Obamaraama

Wahiawa, HI

#11 Jul 25, 2009
There should be no drug rehabilation program in this State. It is only a waste of valuable resources.

The penalty should be if caught with drugs (zero tolerance), life imprisonment or death. Drug dealers will really be afraid to deal and we won't have this problem.

Better yet, the death penalty would really be worthwhile thinking about. It would save taxpayers big dollars. In North Korea, if one family member gets caught, then your entire clan gets locked away. Thats the way life should be for druggies.

As harsh as it may sound, it will work.
spanky

San Jose, CA

#12 Jul 25, 2009
Not pot.
Confused

Puunene, HI

#13 Jul 25, 2009
Obamaraama wrote:
There should be no drug rehabilation program in this State. It is only a waste of valuable resources.
The penalty should be if caught with drugs (zero tolerance), life imprisonment or death. Drug dealers will really be afraid to deal and we won't have this problem.
Better yet, the death penalty would really be worthwhile thinking about. It would save taxpayers big dollars. In North Korea, if one family member gets caught, then your entire clan gets locked away. Thats the way life should be for druggies.
As harsh as it may sound, it will work.
Yeah! Praise be totalitarianism! Screw liberty, the Constitution, and the American way! Communism is the solution to drugs! We don't need proven solutions to victimless crimes, we need gulags!

A-mer-i-ka! A-mer-i-ka!
truth

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#14 Jul 25, 2009
Another mouth to feed...great...Hawaii needs capital punishment. I don't work my ass off to feed and cloth these sick m.f.'s. If not capital punishment, how about some entertainment gladiator style!!
huh

San Diego, CA

#15 Jul 25, 2009
Confused wrote:
<quoted text>... We don't need proven solutions to victimless crimes...
you still think meth is a vistimless crime?

please elaborate, because your type of thinking might be worth a quick study ---- before being flushed down in your generations cess pool
Sal Buonocore

Thunder Bay, Canada

#16 Jul 25, 2009
Drug addiction or no drug addiction...there is no more heinous act than patricide. What is the only honourable course left?
Oahu Portagee

Honolulu, HI

#17 Jul 25, 2009
Guys like this is the reason why I tell my young kids that there are some very, very evil, dangerous, scary, and wicked people in this world.

A lot of times, parents, teachers, pastors, and other adults spend too much time painting a beautiful picture of this world. This is fine, but, like anything else, there is another side.

I don't mince words when I talk to my kids. I tell them straight. I tell them the truth. I tell them, "If you ever get into a strangers car, he/she may get a knife and cut your head off, chop your arms and legs off, and throw you into a garbage can."

I tell them, "There are many wonderful people in this world, but there are many evil and sick people too. People who will killl you for no reason at all. Whether we like it or not, that is the reality of this world. Some people should never be trusted, never be respected, and never be loved. Unfortunately, it is sometimes very difficult to tell the difference between a good person and an evil one.
allfedup

Ewa Beach, HI

#18 Jul 25, 2009
possibility of parole.??......ARE YOU KIDDING ME....this SUCKER will just keep on KILLING......when will this country WAKE-UP.it appears that we just never LEARN
the thai kid

Bangkok, Thailand

#19 Jul 25, 2009
another looney tune character...i guess he didnt love his father or mother to much to take a hatchet to them...i guess this guy was so drug -addicted he had problems with his reality and couldnt appreciate thanksgiving with his family ummmmmm what does this tell me? say no to drugs......here in thailand they execute the drug dealers.......this story tells me that drugs can destroy a persons soul
allfedup

Ewa Beach, HI

#20 Jul 25, 2009
Obamaraama wrote:
There should be no drug rehabilation program in this State. It is only a waste of valuable resources.
The penalty should be if caught with drugs (zero tolerance), life imprisonment or death. Drug dealers will really be afraid to deal and we won't have this problem.
Better yet, the death penalty would really be worthwhile thinking about. It would save taxpayers big dollars. In North Korea, if one family member gets caught, then your entire clan gets locked away. Thats the way life should be for druggies.
As harsh as it may sound, it will work.
i agree these programs are one of the BIGGEST waste of taxpayers money....these organizations are D..N useless....shut them down NOW

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