"Lost" Robber Sentenced To Jail

"Lost" Robber Sentenced To Jail

There are 100 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Jun 4, 2008, titled "Lost" Robber Sentenced To Jail. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

DENNIS ODA / [email protected] Ruben Royce, who broke in to "Lost" actor Josh Holloway's house, was escorted in shackles yesterday into Judge Karl Sakamoto's courtroom.

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Shogun

AOL

#1 Jun 4, 2008
Look Ruben when the Paroling people get done with your sentence, you'll be out in a year or two. This just makes for good headlines.
Tax Payer

Taketoyo, Japan

#3 Jun 4, 2008
He had two prior felony convictions and he still committed a crime that could have resulted in one or more deaths using a firearm. He shouldn't be given parole..EVER! If he didn't learn the first time, he won't learn again. Some are just STUPID and society shouldn't have to pay.
karma

San Rafael, CA

#4 Jun 4, 2008
This pathetic inbred sub-human deserves much worse...
EXof10YRS

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jun 4, 2008
Oh go ahead and look at you own faults! I was his girlfriend when we were 14. He comes from a broken family, he's a foster child. He had it very hard! I am just glad I got the hell out of Hawaii and served my country and became a better person. To bad no one was there to help him when he was a kid. To bad to many people in Hawaii fall fictim to chrystal meth, like Ruben. To bad no one helped him when he was starting to struggle at 16 with cocain. I'm sorry Ruben, just try to be a better person in there!

Since: Apr 08

New Braunfels, TX

#6 Jun 4, 2008
The Hawaii Paroling Authority is a joke. He will be out in less than 5 years.
EXof10YRS

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jun 4, 2008
I blame his rich mom for the early stages, and not using some of her wealth put her son in treatment when he was younger. Thats not to say he had no role in his own life, he does deserve time, but he also deserves another chance at his life.
Casual Observer

San Diego, CA

#8 Jun 4, 2008
EXof10YRS wrote:
Oh go ahead and look at you own faults! I was his girlfriend when we were 14. He comes from a broken family, he's a foster child. He had it very hard! I am just glad I got the hell out of Hawaii and served my country and became a better person. To bad no one was there to help him when he was a kid. To bad to many people in Hawaii fall fictim to chrystal meth, like Ruben. To bad no one helped him when he was starting to struggle at 16 with cocain. I'm sorry Ruben, just try to be a better person in there!
It is impossible for me to feel one iota of pity for a parasitic predator like Ruben Royce. I just don't have that much Gandhi in me. I can only feel the desperation and sheer terror of his victims trying to prevent him from entering their homes. The fear and horror of surviving through the experience affecting each victim's waking and sleeping moments even until today completely overshadows his difficult childhood. Any pity belongs to his victims. He deserves only justice. Look at our own faults? Mindless drivel. Maybe a better person, but not smarter.
karma

San Rafael, CA

#9 Jun 4, 2008
he will be somebody's girlfriend in the slammer...
roach

Honolulu, HI

#10 Jun 4, 2008
"Royce, 23, said he was not in his right mind and made some mistakes that he'd like to change."

Only because he was caught! Predators like this should be put away for life not just 30 years.
Your part of the problem

United States

#11 Jun 4, 2008
EXof10YRS wrote:
Oh go ahead and look at you own faults! I was his girlfriend when we were 14. He comes from a broken family, he's a foster child. He had it very hard! I am just glad I got the hell out of Hawaii and served my country and became a better person. To bad no one was there to help him when he was a kid. To bad to many people in Hawaii fall fictim to chrystal meth, like Ruben. To bad no one helped him when he was starting to struggle at 16 with cocain. I'm sorry Ruben, just try to be a better person in there!


Listen to yourself! Your making excuses for someone who purposely violated other peoples rights in their own homes and endangered the community becomes he comes from a broken home?!? I’m from Hawaii and I come from a broken home and I ran with a bad crowd growing up, but I made a decision to join the military 21 years ago to better myself, just like a lot of other people who had problems but made a conscious decision to change their lives instead of blaming their upbringing, their surroundings, the police or people that abused them for turning them into predators that prey on society. When you violate someone else’s rights you give up your own rights as a human being, and if people like this who don’t give a damn about society, it’s laws or the people around them were erased from existence the world would be a better place. This guy actually tried forcing his way into an elderly couples bedroom while they tried to keep the door shut and protect themselves! In a perfect world they would have had a gun and shot him through the door, oh wait, in a perfect world we wouldn’t have criminals like this knuckle head stealing from and hurting other people. Think about that the next time you make excuses for the criminal that breaks into one of your family members homes to steal to support their drug habit and kills someone because they didn’t want to get caught. It’s because of people with your thinking that allows these animals to get paroled or just be put on probation where they end up re-offending over and over again.
EXof10YRS

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jun 4, 2008
You have a right to your own opinion, as do I so don't attack me. look at your own faults is to say only GOD shall judge and only he has the right. Let he who has no sin cast the first stone. His foster mother is just as much to blame. Like I said he deserves time, I will be the first to say that. I was hurt by him too and so have other people. Get off you high horse, Hawaii has bigger problems then Ruben Royce, like the HUGE problem of crystal meth that is taking so many of Hawaii's youth like Ruben, and turning them into drug crazed adults who commit heinous crimes.
Poponut

Airway Heights, WA

#13 Jun 4, 2008
All the more reason for the Legislature and Judicial system to get their act together and enact harsher laws for crimes while on drugs.Violent crimes while on ice has been allowed to permeated every facet of society by a slap on the wrist and do-nothing politicians.If not, victims and violence will continue with no end in sight.

Since: Apr 08

Honolulu, HI

#14 Jun 4, 2008
EXof10YRS: You are the sicko & the likes of you are the reason that Hawaii is a crime ridden society.

No one cares about the reasons anyone does a crime. We just want them out of our society.
oahu born

Ewa Beach, HI

#15 Jun 4, 2008
If the Ishida's had a shotgun/pistol/rifle,they would have helped Royce "end" his drug problem.
Castle law in this state would reinforce people being properly protected in their home. 911 would not have helped when the terrorist is breaking down your bedroom door. For this reason my "protection" is within easy reach at home.

Since: Apr 08

Honolulu, HI

#16 Jun 4, 2008
EXof10YRS:

People aren't forced to take drugs, they do so of their own choice. Being on drugs is not an excuse for their criminal behavior. Criminals only show remorse because they get caught. Otherwise they will continue their crimes as long as it benefits them. Royce should never be inflicted on Hawaii's populace again.
EXof10YRS

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Jun 4, 2008
I AM NOT THERE AND HAVEN'T BEEN FOR 5 YEARS, SO DON'T BLAME ME FOR YOUR COMMUNITY. I JUST SO HAPPEN TO HAVE JUST GOTTEN HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN FROM FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE THAT OPINION SO STOP ATTACKING ME. WHAT ARE YOU FIGHTING ABOUT NOW? DO YOU EVEN KNOW I SAID HE DESERVES TIME. END OF CONVERSATION!
EXof10YRS

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jun 4, 2008
THAT WAS FOR bsquare
Poponut

Airway Heights, WA

#19 Jun 4, 2008
bsquare wrote:
EXof10YRS:
People aren't forced to take drugs, they do so of their own choice. Being on drugs is not an excuse for their criminal behavior. Criminals only show remorse because they get caught. Otherwise they will continue their crimes as long as it benefits them. Royce should never be inflicted on Hawaii's populace again.
Right on..bsquare! There may be plenty of blame to go around but Royce made his choices and controlled his own destiny, as well as his unfortunate victims. Scum like him don't deserve to be on the streets inflicting his whims on society. If he came barging in @ my door the State wouldn't need worry about wasting any tax dollars on him.
Your part of the problem

United States

#20 Jun 4, 2008
EXof10YRS wrote:
THAT WAS FOR bsquare
I don’t agree with bsquare at all and I’m not saying you’re a sicko at all, and by the way I have been to Afghanistan and Iraq on more than a few occasions, and I’m still active duty and I too fight for peoples right to voice their opinions. My point is not making excuses for people who deliberately violate others peoples rights to safety, freedom and not being victims’ to criminals like this guy. I’m not even attacking you, I’m saying that the same sentiment about it not being entirely the criminals fault is the same thinking that gets these dirt bags paroled early, like the guy who got sentence to 15 years for raping a 13 year old girl, but gets paroled after 2 years, then the day after he’s released he rapes the same (now 15 year old girl) in her garage. It’s the same thinking that gets these guys out of prison early so they can commit more crimes, and it’s perpetuated by the politicians who are voted into office by people who think the same way. I’m not without sin and I don’t claim to be, but I don’t break the law and I don’t hurt other people.
gryde

Honolulu, HI

#21 Jun 4, 2008
EXof10YRS wrote:
You have a right to your own opinion, as do I so don't attack me. look at your own faults is to say only GOD shall judge and only he has the right. Let he who has no sin cast the first stone. His foster mother is just as much to blame. Like I said he deserves time, I will be the first to say that. I was hurt by him too and so have other people. Get off you high horse, Hawaii has bigger problems then Ruben Royce, like the HUGE problem of crystal meth that is taking so many of Hawaii's youth like Ruben, and turning them into drug crazed adults who commit heinous crimes.
Hawaii DOES NOT have bigger problems than Ruben Royce. This is exactly Hawaii's biggest problem. Lack of good upbringing followed by drug use followed by getting caught once or twice, not learning the lesson followed by getting let out of prison (or rehab or elsewhere) only to go out and do worse, then get caught (again) and then have the possibility of parole and people (who do have the right to their opinion) who then say he deserves a 3rd (4th, 5th?) chance.

This one story IS HAWAII'S BIGGEST PROBLEM.

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