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No jail time for woman who killed 2 in crash - News

There are 118 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jan 22, 2009, titled No jail time for woman who killed 2 in crash - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

William Sua demanded eye contact from the female motorist who ran over him and killed his two friends two years ago.

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Absence of Malice

Los Angeles, CA

#110 Jan 22, 2009
Absence of Malice wrote:
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There is redress built into the sentence in the form of restitution to the victims' families. The amount has yet to be determined.
...Is what I meant.
Dman

Las Vegas, NV

#111 Jan 22, 2009
Are you kidding me??? some of the judges in this state need to be FIRED.. what the heck is wrong with these IDIOT judges.
Big Kahuna

Dublin, CA

#112 Jan 22, 2009
alice wrote:
Haaula has a bad reputation I am hearing. Too lawless and problem plagued. I prefer Manoa thank you.
Alice,where are your cold hard facts to back up your statements hon?You read the BS blogs and you take them for facts.I wish you would come down to Hilo and let me straghten you out hon.
Hasty judgment

Honolulu, HI

#113 Jan 23, 2009
alice wrote:
Haaula has a bad reputation I am hearing. Too lawless and problem plagued. I prefer Manoa thank you.
"hearing" and making such a derogative remark about a community is unfair.

There are lots of good folks in Hauula, like anywhere else.

It's certainly not as afluent as Manoa but affluence isn't everything.
Bingo

Honolulu, HI

#116 Jan 23, 2009
FedUp wrote:
Judge Graulty has now issued a license to kill to all persons who have bipolar disorder, who have been institutionalized, and who have tried to commit suicide. The purpose of jail time is punishment, pure and simple. Kane should not have been behind the wheel of a lethal weapon if she was so distraught. Her bad judgment resulted in the deaths of two innocents and she needs to be punished to the full extent of the law.(Interesting that she did not plead "not guilty by reason of insanity.")
You got that right!

“Too small to notice”

Since: Jun 08

Kahuku , Ka'U

#117 Jan 23, 2009
I just don't understand how two dead people can just be wiped off your driving record. Maybe she deserves a big tatoo on her forehead..."I AM A KILLER" .
CouldNotStayOutO fThis

Honolulu, HI

#118 Jan 23, 2009
I've never lost anyone to a tragedy like these families have so I cannot imagine the pain they must be going through in losing their loved ones so abruptly and so young. My prayers go out to them and the surviving victim and his family to someday find the healing in this for we may never understand the reason it happened. That being said, people need to stop making empty negative comments about the situation and should instead turn their efforts to something more positive. If you think there's something wrong with our judicial system, get involved and/or elect people who will make a difference for you. The racist comments about white people, japs, pacific trash are so played out. Stop using these excuses for what's wrong with our society. Your comments help no one. The defendant chose to plead no contest rather than take the insanity route and clearly is distraught and remorseful over what happened. The judgement has been handed down and it is time to start the healing. Bittnerness benefits no one and will only prolong the suffering. What happened to living Aloha? We all need to have some ho'oponopono.
88 and Kickin

Kaneohe, HI

#119 Jan 23, 2009
alice wrote:
The fact this mentally disturbed woman has a driver's license and can control a vehicle weighing several thousand pounds on public streets is no surpise, Hon.
In this State you can drive even if you are 93 years old! Almost a century old, and you can still drive a car that demands fine motor skills, eye hand coordination and which could seriously injure or kill innocent people.
Comparing senior citizens to the criminally insane? I've been driving since I was in my 20's. My insurance company loves me. I have never been responsible for an accident. Twice I was run into by distracted youngsters, and their insurance paid the damages. You'll never see me swilling diet soda or yakking on a cellphone while driving. I received 3 speeding tickets over the years, so I adhere to the limits, which ticks some people off. Get mad at me if you like, but I'm alive and kicking and will be driving when I'm 93 if heaven permits.
Labels Stink

Kaneohe, HI

#120 Jan 23, 2009
Big J-Hawaii Kai wrote:
"The victims' family members, in tearful testimony, asked not for vengeance, but justice." As unfortunate as the loss of these two lives are, the families should have known that the justice system in Hawaii is severely flawed and the benches filled with bleeding heart liberals. Only in Hawaii can we say, "Crime Does Pay," especially if you kill somebody. Your payment? Being allowed to walk free in a society of otherwise law abiding citizens.
What the hell is a bleeding heart liberal? Are you saying there are no people in prison for negligent homicide or the like? What rubbish. Liberal or conservative, officials in Hawaii are inconsistent and fearful of lawsuits. The public could be assured that this disturbed woman would get mental health treatment if she was incarcerated. The way things are now, she's on the road again and we're all in danger.

Since: Jul 08

Honolulu, HI

#121 Jan 23, 2009
I clearly think she should be jailed and treated within prison. She killed two young people and injured a third with no evidence of her being chased, robbed, rape etc. If she has psychotic behavior then she will believe her own made-up stories in order to receive sympathy. I don't buy any of it. They families should appeal.

Since: Jan 09

Mililani, HI

#122 Jan 23, 2009
wow...a new defense..."driving while Bi-polar" what next?? "driving while Bi-sexual"?? "driving while Bi-lingual"?? Sorry...you speed recklessly, you kill or even injure anyone, you go to jail. Accident?? gimme a break. all accidents have CAUSES. and oh yeah..hauula is a cool place. if you don't know it, stay your paranoid "townie" butt out. keep the country ..country..talofa!!
anti

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#123 Jan 23, 2009
CouldNotStayOutOfThis wrote:
I've never lost anyone to a tragedy like these families have so I cannot imagine the pain they must be going through in losing their loved ones so abruptly and so young. My prayers go out to them and the surviving victim and his family to someday find the healing in this for we may never understand the reason it happened. That being said, people need to stop making empty negative comments about the situation and should instead turn their efforts to something more positive. If you think there's something wrong with our judicial system, get involved and/or elect people who will make a difference for you. The racist comments about white people, japs, pacific trash are so played out.
Okay. I got to that point and quit reading. How can you talk about racist comments and then use the word "japs" in the same sentence?
toyboy

Pearl City, HI

#126 Jan 23, 2009
How Sad, just cry for the left mwing demo judge and you can go free. Lucky it was not a judges kid killed, all hell would break lose. Maybe we should punish the judges and legislators who appoint them. Birds of a flock stick togther. Demorats are all bleeding hearts. Cry and you can go home to do it again.
Injustice for Summer-Lynn

Ewa Beach, HI

#127 Jan 23, 2009
I would like to thank everyone who has shown their love, prayers and support for the last 29 months for my grand-daughter Summer Lynn Mau after the sentencing on Wed. I would also like to thank everyone who commented on the Advertiser and the Star Bulletin about the injustice and also those agreeing with the judge.

Never has anyone in our family wanted revenge, just what was right. I would just like to express my thoughts on this......

As much as I have respected prosecutor Peter Carlisle thru the year's Katrina Ordonio was not prepared and was no match for the defense attorney. If we could have the truthful answers to my following questions it would be easier to have closure which will have closure either way.

1. If she was admitted to Castle Hospital for the first time in 2003 at 17 year's old, when did she recieve her driver's license? Was it after she was observed at Castle Hospital? If so, was her application for a drivers license truthful about her medical condition?

2. Could not prove she was speeding that night, but yet her car was totalled and wrapped around a telephone pole in a 35 MPF zone?

3. Charged with being reckless, lost control of her car, but yet wasn't speeding, she lost control in a 35 MPH zone?

4. Claims to have been running away from three boys who supposedly assaulted, robbed, and raped her because a pair of shorts was found in her car? Did the parents ever pursue who did this to there child? Was the boys claimed ever looked into?

5. Nine months after she killed my grand-daughter she was issued a speeding ticket in May 2008, why was she still driving?

Again the Mau, Beatty and Kahawaii families sincerely appreciate all the support. It's been a hard 29 months especially the sentencing on Wed, as for Judge Graulty as he said he was reading facts presented to him, I'm sure he doesn't really believe them, it was a sad day on Wednesday in the court, but somehow I felt just a little relief when Judge Graulty stood up and everyone else in the courtroom rised, I decided to remain seated for the respect for my grand-daughter.

I love you Summer

Papa B
papab

Honolulu, HI

#128 Jan 24, 2009
could post 116 be moved to number one thank you
oopsalice

San Diego, CA

#129 Jan 24, 2009
alice wrote:
Haaula has a bad reputation I am hearing. Too lawless and problem plagued. I prefer Manoa thank you.
I have read a lot of asinine comments from you, but this is not only stupid but it also shows your lack of knowledge of this neighborhood. Maybe the Manoa mist clouded your brain.
grieving twin

Christchurch, New Zealand

#130 Aug 18, 2014
FedUp wrote:
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Sylmar, better grab a dictionary. UNDERSTANDING does not mean FORGIVENESS. Don't put words and thoughts in the mouths of the victims' families. You do them a great disservice.
I agree with you. My mother only said she agreed because the judge said that nothing we say will change the sentence. I was only 15 and now 24. Not a day goes by that I miss my twin brother. It is hard to say that I forgive Kane. I have been going through a lot of emotional challenges because of this accident. Does this give me a right to go behind the wheel and drive back and forth..and then all of a sudden in to a group of teens that are far away from my lane?
grieving twin

Christchurch, New Zealand

#131 Aug 18, 2014
Injustice for Summer-Lynn wrote:
I would like to thank everyone who has shown their love, prayers and support for the last 29 months for my grand-daughter Summer Lynn Mau after the sentencing on Wed. I would also like to thank everyone who commented on the Advertiser and the Star Bulletin about the injustice and also those agreeing with the judge.
Never has anyone in our family wanted revenge, just what was right. I would just like to express my thoughts on this......
As much as I have respected prosecutor Peter Carlisle thru the year's Katrina Ordonio was not prepared and was no match for the defense attorney. If we could have the truthful answers to my following questions it would be easier to have closure which will have closure either way.
1. If she was admitted to Castle Hospital for the first time in 2003 at 17 year's old, when did she recieve her driver's license? Was it after she was observed at Castle Hospital? If so, was her application for a drivers license truthful about her medical condition?
2. Could not prove she was speeding that night, but yet her car was totalled and wrapped around a telephone pole in a 35 MPF zone?
3. Charged with being reckless, lost control of her car, but yet wasn't speeding, she lost control in a 35 MPH zone?
4. Claims to have been running away from three boys who supposedly assaulted, robbed, and raped her because a pair of shorts was found in her car? Did the parents ever pursue who did this to there child? Was the boys claimed ever looked into?
5. Nine months after she killed my grand-daughter she was issued a speeding ticket in May 2008, why was she still driving?
Again the Mau, Beatty and Kahawaii families sincerely appreciate all the support. It's been a hard 29 months especially the sentencing on Wed, as for Judge Graulty as he said he was reading facts presented to him, I'm sure he doesn't really believe them, it was a sad day on Wednesday in the court, but somehow I felt just a little relief when Judge Graulty stood up and everyone else in the courtroom rised, I decided to remain seated for the respect for my grand-daughter.
I love you Summer
Papa B
I would also like to know the answers. I don't think it will bring closure but I would like to know why and how this could happen. And how could she have been a school teacher if she had these medical conditions..and still driving?! What the heck?! I haven't heard from the court since the ruling about anything that is going on. 8 years and still nothing

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