Lankford to testify that death was ac...

Lankford to testify that death was accident

There are 154 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 20, 2008, titled Lankford to testify that death was accident. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Lankford's defense blames death on leap from truck The attorney says that his client was trying to drive Watanabe home STORY SUMMARY The story fits the evidence: blood smears and the victim's glasses in the ...

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Kailua, HI

#1 Mar 20, 2008
I thought a witness had stated
she saw Masumi getting into Lankfords truck at the Foodland store?HE has lied all along.Lankford under sworn statement says he never met or
had been in contact with Masumi.Why only now after all this time he decides to tell a story?See what sitting in jail for hours day after day can do.Wilkenson should also goto jail along with Lankford for his utter disrespect for for Masumi Watanabe.If the Jury believes this Made for T.V story that Lankford and Wilkenson is putting out.I've got beach front property in
Nevada I'd like to sell them
for really cheap

United States

#2 Mar 20, 2008
Most ridiculous story I've ever heard.**** is with this guys attorney? He deserves to be placed in contempt and disbarred.

Orange Park, FL

#3 Mar 20, 2008
Why would she jump from his truck? Why didn't he call for help? I believe he is not telling the truth. He killed her...he knows be honest with yourself...bring peace to your soul

Hutto, TX

#5 Mar 20, 2008
United States and the "bs" we put up with. The statetment should end the trial, story over. Put this guy in jail for life and hopefully someone will kill him.

United States

#7 Mar 20, 2008
Finally, thank you for telling everyone what you did. Now you are more worse off than before. No Brains.

Norfolk, VA

#8 Mar 20, 2008
Okay, going back to work with a dead lady in the back of the truck. Give me a break. He killed her on purpose.

Since: Feb 08


#9 Mar 20, 2008
Could happen? In fantasy land maybe.
willie higa

United States

#10 Mar 20, 2008
If any of this story is true, I believe when Lankford turn off Pupukea road, Watanabe thought a possible rape scenerio or threat was in progress otherwise there was nothing to be afraid off. Sounds horrific.

United States

#11 Mar 20, 2008
This elaborate story is amazing. The dots never seem to connect.
Big Jim

Salt Lake City, UT

#12 Mar 20, 2008
Poor, innocent girl. He killed her. Tried to cover it up. Lied about it then. Probably lying about how it happened now. Important point: He did it. Even if his fabricated story was true, he and society deserves at the very least for him to spend the rest of his life in jail without possibility of parole.

Wahiawa, HI

#13 Mar 20, 2008
Lankford is a murderer. Wilkerson is a liar, too... he should be charged with assisting Lankford in covering up the crime!
The evidence fits the story alright...that Lankford murdered Masumi.
And his story sounds like something he would fabricate when he's backed into a corner. Too late!
BS to the max

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#14 Mar 20, 2008
These liars (lawyers) are pretty imaginative.

Honolulu, HI

#15 Mar 20, 2008
He hit her with his truck. She dies. He puts her in the back of his truck and goes back to work. He covers up her murder. He denies ever seeing her. He doesn't listen to pleas from her family to reveal where she is until he gets caught in all his lies and gets put on trial. He doesn't allow her family to at least have closure. GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, YOUR HONOR!
Wailea Boy

United States

#16 Mar 20, 2008
What... I bet you, this guy must have graduated from St. Louis Schools too. Does the lawyer really think we believe that story.
Are U Crazy

Kailua, HI

#17 Mar 20, 2008
Man I can't believe what I was watching last night on the news. Does he think anyone is going to believe that story, he needs to man-up and be accountable for his actions. May God have mercy on his soul!

Kapaa, HI

#18 Mar 20, 2008
I hate that guy. Someone please put him out of our misery.

Wahiawa, HI

#19 Mar 20, 2008
He hits her hard enough so her arm cracked the windshield and spun her around??? Then she leaps from the truck going 40 mph??? How clever does Lankford and Wilkerson think they are? They are both GUILTY!
Did anyone determine if the windshield was cracked from inside or outside?
The Big Big Island

New Braunfels, TX

#20 Mar 20, 2008
This is why lawyers are looked at as the scum of the earth. Wilkerson is trying his very best to help Lankford get away with murder. It makes me sick.
love waianae

Ewa Beach, HI

#21 Mar 20, 2008
The lawyer is obligated to defend the guy. pretty good story, actually. The murderer couldn't make up that B.S. on his own. Now for a short rope, a tall tree, and hope we don't have a die-hard liberal on the jury.
Bruddah in Texas

Montgomery, AL

#22 Mar 20, 2008
You gotta be kidding me! That's a great fairytale if I eva heard one. It's unreal that they would think anyone would believe it. Wot goes around comes around.

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