Massie rape case

They pulled up in their Model A Ford in front of the two-story Ala Wai Inn, a framed building advertised as having "the largest open-air pavilion in Honolulu.

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December 6, Jury deliberations in the rape trial end without a verdict and a mistrial is declared. Allow the guilty verdict to stand, but commute their sentences. Kahahawai's naked body is stuffed in a Buick and driven in the direction of the Halona Blowhole, a perfect place to dispose of bodies.

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Katkov changed all the names of the principal characters and added other characters for whom no historical warrant can be found most notably, Police Captain Curtis Maddox, supposedly the one conscientious law-enforcement officer who ever investigated the affair. After 97 hours of deliberation, the jury had been unable to reach a verdict; no evidence conclusively tied the five to any crime involving Thalia Massie. To send catalogs and other marketing material The physical address you provide by filling out our contact form and requesting a catalog or joining our physical mailing list may be used to send you information and updates on the Press. Harry Franson, the foreman of the grand jury. There were those who whispered that Thalia had not been raped at all. Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: To process transactions Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested. April 11, Prosecutor Kelley gives the state's opening argument. At the time of Joseph's death, Kalani's family lived in a small house on School Street, in the Palama district of town, within blocks of the other boys. Thomas Massie took the car and left, leaving sleeping Lieutenant Branson behind. Katkov's story also departs significantly from actual events in many ways, such as making the murder of Kahahawai look like a crime of passion—and laying all the blame on Lieutenant Massie and not on Grace Fortescue. Horace's real name was Shomatsu, but his classmates had nicknamed him Shorty. In his afterword to Damned in Paradise, Collins suggested that Robert Traver's novel, Anatomy of a Murder , was loosely inspired by the Massie case, involving, as it does, a military officer who murders the alleged rapist of his wife and the subsequent trial arising from that murder, with the setting changed from Honolulu to Michigan's Upper Peninsula , and the Naval officer changed to an Army officer. January-February Congress holds hearings to address what is considered to be a national security emergency in the militarily important island of Hawaii. Summer Thalia, pregnant, is diagnosed with preclamsia and loses her baby.

He pulled them over, discovered Kahahawai's body and immediately arrested all four on suspicion of murder. Although there was no damage, an argument broke out with the other driver and one of his friends, boxer Joseph Kahahawai, slugged the woman.

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Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. Yet unlike the local men who underwent a lengthy legal process and who were victims of retaliatory violence, authorities never arrested those responsible for these crimes and, in the case of the murder of Kahahawai, the governor commuted the perpetrators' sentences to "one hour in custody of the Territorial High Sheriff.

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