Friday, July 25, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Father sentenced in Hilo in son's 2003 death

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:25 a.m. HST, Feb 10, 2013

HILO >> A man who admitted to shaking his 2-month-old son, resulting in the infant's death a decade ago, has been sentenced in Hilo to a year in jail.

A judge also sentenced Gilbert G. Dancel Jr. on Friday to five years' probation for the death of Kaikela Medieros-Dancel, who lived in Kahuku, in March 2003.

Dancel said at his sentencing he felt "horrible" for what he did. The child's mother said at the sentencing hearing that Dancel deserved time behind bars.

Dancel pleaded guilty last month to second-degree assault. The charge was a reduced offense from a grand jury indictment charging him with manslaughter.

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Kauanoe Jackson tells West Hawaii Today (http://bit.ly/YO7GU4 ) prosecutors agreed to the plea deal because of a "high probability" the case could be dismissed.

More From The Star-Advertiser


 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
kailua000 wrote:
Im gonna run over that SOB who hit my car, Ill feel horrible then wait around 10 years to be sentenced to 1 year in jail for murder. Sounds good to me!!!
on February 10,2013 | 06:31AM
soundofreason wrote:
Thank a judge. A Hawaii judge. A Hawaii "appointed" judge. ELECTED judges don't get away with doing this........for long.
on February 10,2013 | 10:26AM
808Cindy wrote:
This does not feel like the correct punisment for Dancel Jr. many years in prison would be !! This judge needs to be watched, he is not in the best interest of the community!
on February 11,2013 | 07:00AM
Breaking News