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Ex-L.A. cop gets 20 years for wife's death in Hawaii

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 02:33 a.m. HST, May 24, 2013


A retired Los Angeles police detective has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Hawaii for the 2006 beating death of his wife.

The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Judge Ronald Ibarra said during sentencing that 59-year-old Dan DeJarnette had done the opposite in killing his wife from what earned him a commendable career in law enforcement.

In November 2006, DeJarnette told police he woke to find his 56-year-old wife, Yu DeJarnette, lying on a lava embankment near their Big Island home. She was pronounced dead from head trauma at a hospital.

An autopsy later revealed she had two gaping wounds from a tire iron.

DeJarnette pleaded guilty in March to manslaughter while under extreme emotional distress.

DeJarnette moved to Hawaii after his 2003 LAPD retirement.






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Grimbold wrote:
It is racist to Show a Picture. We do not want to know that members of that race commit so many more crimes than other races.
on May 23,2013 | 05:31PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
It is amazing that in this day and age of the United States that we have people like you who continue to hate on other races. Your comment is the reason why the KKK is still around today. And the poster says it all regarding karma. Maybe in the next life you will return in the race that you hated upon. And maybe then you will "learn" what it is to be the one racially discriminated upon.
on May 24,2013 | 10:06AM
ejkorvette wrote:
The Human Race. If you had a clue about anything, your comment would have been kept to yourself. Your Ignorance is only surpassed by total Stupidity. I sure wish you and your Karma a quick reunion, with resounding results. Get Ready.
on May 23,2013 | 06:59PM
ejkorvette wrote:
The Human Race. If you had a clue about anything, your comment would have been kept to yourself. Your Ignorance is only surpassed by total Stupidity. I sure wish you and your Karma a quick reunion, with resounding results. Get Ready.
on May 23,2013 | 07:01PM
Iuki wrote:
Twenty years for killing his wife? More and more I wonder about the justice system in Hawaii. A woman's life is worth only 20 years in prison? He bludgeoned her in the head with a tire iron, for Pete's Sake! Was he given credit for his allegedly "commendable career" as a cop? Color has nothing to do with it. Sentences in Hawaii seem to get lighter and lighter, unless someone is a mass serial killer.
on May 24,2013 | 01:02PM
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