Suspect buys shovel in video, officer...

Suspect buys shovel in video, officer says

There are 31 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Mar 11, 2008, titled Suspect buys shovel in video, officer says. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

By Nelson Daranciang ndaranciang@starbulletin.com A Honolulu police officer identified accused killer Kirk Matthew Lankford yesterday in store surveillance videos purchasing garbage bags, gloves, a shovel and ...

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big poi

North Las Vegas, NV

#1 Mar 11, 2008
I bet haole boy wish johnnie cochran was still alive.
clayton lum

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Mar 11, 2008
This is enough evidence to put him away for life...Don't just put in Oahu Prison, send him to a facility in the mainland where he will be hated for what he did to that innocent Tourist. Send him to one of our prisons here in Minnesota, where he can think of Warm 80 degree weather during our harsh Winter months of -0 degree temps for 3-4 months.....
Digging

United States

#3 Mar 11, 2008
Did HPD discover anything at the alleged Kahana Bay digging? Why hasn'the media expanded on that?
Love Waianae

Ewa Beach, HI

#4 Mar 11, 2008
The police officer said he'd "met him" several times in the past? I wish he'd explain in what capacity, such as a suspect in crimes, or socially? This case seems to be a slam-dunk , but I would like to see the girl's body show up so maybe a little torture could be overlooked. Too many missing girls in this state.
Sick2myStomach

Walnut Creek, CA

#5 Mar 11, 2008
Lankford you loser! Fess up and tell the police where you put Masumi!
John Kamaka

San Diego, CA

#7 Mar 11, 2008
Let the Hawaiian brothers "work" him over a couple of days. Then he'll be "singing" to the police when its all over.
Brown man

Silver Spring, MD

#8 Mar 11, 2008
I hope the cops have more evidence then the fact that they have him buying a shovel at home depot. You need to find the body.
Snuggles the Cat

Honolulu, HI

#10 Mar 11, 2008
The case is adding up -
Blood in the truck + glasses in the truck + busted windshield + digging **** at midnight + buying tape, gloves, garbage bags, and a new shovel = GUILTY.
Tradesman

Waipahu, HI

#11 Mar 11, 2008
You can't run now Lankford. hey, look at the bright side. You'll get free food, free living quarters, room service. And that's too good for a mind like yours. I say "eye for an eye".
Muffin Hanumanu

Honolulu, HI

#12 Mar 11, 2008
hang him high
alice

Honolulu, HI

#13 Mar 11, 2008
He is guilty but the judge in the case is one of many out here who are inept and cover up their lack of legal knowledge by forgiving all transgressions. Look for another very light sentence.
nomo money

Hilo, HI

#14 Mar 11, 2008
GUILTY!!!
Mililani Girl

Honolulu, HI

#15 Mar 11, 2008
Love Waianae wrote:
The police officer said he'd "met him" several times in the past? I wish he'd explain in what capacity, such as a suspect in crimes, or socially? This case seems to be a slam-dunk , but I would like to see the girl's body show up so maybe a little torture could be overlooked. Too many missing girls in this state.
I agree!
Keonaona

Honolulu, HI

#16 Mar 11, 2008
The pig is guilty!! Garans..
Alan

Honolulu, HI

#17 Mar 11, 2008
Lankford should cut his losses. I am sure the prosecution will cut him a deal if he tells where he buried Masumi. He should let the family have closure sorry *ss
Book em Danno

AOL

#18 Mar 11, 2008
Where's McGarret when you need him?
Book 'em Danno, murder one!
Nuff said!
loco moco

Richmond, VA

#19 Mar 11, 2008
The circumstantial evidence has him completely hemmed in. Problem is, he's already telegraphed his defense.

He's gonna claim he ran her over and it was an accident. Then he freaked out, went to bury her body and got caught in the act, so he threw it in the ocean instead (so he can't take police to the body).

By confessing that he killed her ("accidentally"), and then freaked out and disposed of the body, he will certainly be convicted but possibly on as little as involuntary manslaughter, and obstruction of justice for disposing of the body.

His lawyer is no dummy...
Bambam

Honolulu, HI

#20 Mar 11, 2008
It basically PAU.
Give his pair of overalls.
ShannDiesel

Honolulu, HI

#21 Mar 11, 2008
This F-n guy makes me sick to my stomach, it makes me wonder how many other people he killed, it was soooooo easy to do it to her, what makes anyone think this is his first killing? Anything less than 30 years and we will have a travesty of justice!!! He lucky we no more Death Penalty or else i would fry his okole!!!!
mongoose

Houston, TX

#22 Mar 11, 2008
Book Him DAN O

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