Lankford details Watanabe's death

Lankford details Watanabe's death

There are 97 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Apr 3, 2008, titled Lankford details Watanabe's death. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

NELSON DARANCIANG / NDARANCIANG@STARBULLETIN.COM Kirk Lankford described in court yesterday his actions on the day of Masumi Watanabe's death.

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maui haole

Eugene, OR

#1 Apr 3, 2008
Yeah, sure.......

He's had a fair trial, time to hang him!
Big Okole

Norfolk, VA

#2 Apr 3, 2008
Why did he have to buy a shovel.

I would have thought that a pest control specialist would carry a shovel in their truck. After all a lot of pests like termites live in the ground

Hutto, TX

#3 Apr 3, 2008
Let's hope this will be a jury deliberation record of one minute. GUILTY!

Since: Feb 08


#4 Apr 3, 2008
You have the right to remain silent - use it!

I cannot remember how many times I have said this to suspects. I admit it was most often because they were ranting and getting on my last nerve.

But every time this moron opens his mouth it becomes more and more irritating.

I have been trying to look at his version with an open mind but it is impossible. Too many statements reek of nothing more than attempts to rationalize irrational behavior.

The final straw (although I am sure he will top even this) is the implication that he felt Kahana Bay was “peaceful.” The nerve to imply he was doing the victim a favor by burying her in a peaceful setting. He gave up any right, if he ever had it in the first place, to presume it was his place to do anything beneficial for Ms. Watanabe once he took away her right to live.

His demeanor throughout this entire episode has been one of a sociopath with no remorse and no regard for the victim’s family. No more benefit of the doubt from me.
Hawaiian Jimmy

North Las Vegas, NV

#6 Apr 3, 2008
Thats the worst BS story I have ever heard. Lets give this scurvy killer a "peaceful execution"
kua aina

San Diego, CA

#7 Apr 3, 2008
To the gallows with psyhcos and socios! It's not an old way, its still used in the world today.

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Apr 3, 2008


bad dog

Mililani, HI

#9 Apr 3, 2008
This man is a preacher? My cousin was raped by a preacher. Be wary the preachers amongst us.
The Big Big Island

New Braunfels, TX

#10 Apr 3, 2008
Wow! Lankford made himself sound magnanimous by giving her a peaceful send off.****. You killed her and now you are trying to get away with it.
Phil the cook

Honolulu, HI

#11 Apr 3, 2008
Sounds good - nice guy - his heart was in the right place with the ocean burial and all.

To bad he bought the wrong shovel - Kahala Bay really is a pretty spot.

It's so hard to find Home Depot staff who know the different shovel types - or even where the shovels are !!

Portland, OR

#12 Apr 3, 2008
maui haole wrote:
Yeah, sure.......
He's had a fair trial, time to hang him!
You said it brah, A bag and duct tape and pau

Wahiawa, HI

#13 Apr 3, 2008
Lankford is pathetic!
A sociopathic LIAR!

Time to give up, Lankford... Ms Watanabe and her family deserve closure!
David H

Buffalo, NY

#14 Apr 3, 2008
So, why exactly did she jump from the truck?
tom chambers

Corona, CA

#15 Apr 3, 2008
this guy is a total liar and should be thankful he committed his crime in hawaii where they do not have the death penalty.

Kaneohe, HI

#17 Apr 3, 2008
Anyone that can conceal their emotions while driving his wife and child to church knowing that a dead body is in that same vehicle is definately guilty of something more than an "accident". Amazing that he was smart enough to make up such an elaborate story - almost believable! Hah! Not!

Lihue, HI

#18 Apr 3, 2008
love waianae

Ewa Beach, HI

#20 Apr 3, 2008
And she dove out of the truck because??? Too bad this is a liberal-run state where he won't receive proper punishment, in Japan he'd be executed. Instead, the girl's parents will probrably live to see this guy stalk again. Comforting thought, eh?
Waimanalo Blues

Tacoma, WA

#22 Apr 3, 2008
This guy's scary... AND dumb. That's a given. But what I really wanna know is:

How much of an IDIOT Defense Attorney do you have to be, to let this dude actually take the stand?!?!
The only BAR he must have passed had to have been 'Dukes'!

Honolulu, HI

#24 Apr 3, 2008
Yep, Lankford is hanging himself now. It's one lie leading to another, Keep on talking Lankford. Trick is you gotta remember every one of those lies you're telling. good luck.

Maunaloa, HI

#27 Apr 3, 2008
bad dog wrote:
This man is a preacher? My cousin was raped by a preacher. Be wary the preachers amongst us.
Don't make generalizations about categories of people. If you are anti-religious (i.e. anti-Christian) why don't you just come out and say it? Don't hide behind generalizations.

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