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Teen charged in stabbing death of foster mom

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:33 p.m. HST, Jul 07, 2014

Prosecutors charged a 16-year-old boy in the fatal stabbing of his 52-year-old foster mother in Waimanalo on Saturday.

The youth was charged with second-degree murder on Sunday and turned over to the jurisdiction of the family court, police said.

The prosecutor's office can petition family court to waive jurisdiction. But no decision has been made on whether to try the teenager as an adult, a spokesman for the prosecutor's office said. Family court will make the final decision.

His name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

Relatives identified the victim as Jolyn Kipapa.

The stabbing occurred on Saturday morning at Kipapa's home in Sherwood Forest at Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, where her husband was the park caretaker.

Kipapa was a long-time foster mother, who has raised dozens of foster children in addition to her own children.

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HOSSANA wrote:
This kid should be tried as an adult. I'm tired of these teary eye libtards feeling sorry for these kids because they come from a dysfunctional home etc..etc....boo...hoo..hoo....try him as an adult and lock his rear end up ....he can get treatment while incarceration but to try him as just a juvenile to be confined till he is 18, is definitely a travesty of justice and which further defines this state as being too liberal on criminals etc....i don't care if this punk was only 5 yrs. old.....lock his rear end up and throw away the keys....well, i guess all you liberals will be attacking me with your sorrowful comments ...oh, boo..hoo.....gimme a break.
on July 7,2014 | 10:07AM
kainalu wrote:
There's a difference between a "dysfunctional home" and suffering from schizophrenia or bi-polar. Your "solution" of locking them up and throwing away the key nearly sounds like Adolph's solution.
on July 7,2014 | 10:33AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Spelled Adolf
on July 7,2014 | 12:06PM
inverse wrote:
Actually there is controversy whether it is Adolf or Adolph. From an internet search, even a white supre macist website debated which is correct. The "ph" is the latin form, however it was pointed out when he was baptized as a baby his name was supposedly "Adolphus"
on July 7,2014 | 12:37PM
bekwell wrote:
Murder is murder regardless. Schizophrenia or bi-polar is not a free ticket to murder someone, and the cure is prison.
on July 7,2014 | 01:04PM
sak wrote:
Or a Crack or Meth Baby?
on July 7,2014 | 02:30PM
HOSSANA wrote:
Thank you!
on July 7,2014 | 05:40PM
Mypualani wrote:
on July 7,2014 | 08:58PM
soundofreason wrote:
And maybe IF that was ALWAYS the case, then maybe that would be the incentive these people need to seek treatment BEFORE the crime to avoid.......guaranteed.... life imprisonment.
on July 8,2014 | 07:21AM
manaolana wrote:
If a schizophrenic or bi-polar person could rationalize and make that kind of decision, chances are he would not need treatment. It's the family who usually takes over control. Dealing with a mentally ill relative is not easy.....monitoring his behavior and medication. You're dealing with someone who thinks he's "okay." Treatment is voluntary.
on July 8,2014 | 10:57AM
soundofreason wrote:
Then voluntary is the problem.
on July 8,2014 | 08:52PM
TigerEye wrote:
As if anyone could even think of attacking such a scholarly and articulate string of cliches...
on July 7,2014 | 10:38AM
WizardOfMoa wrote:
kainalu did! With a rational, interlectual and compassionate post!
on July 7,2014 | 11:05AM
HanabataDays wrote:
Oh, boo, hoo, hoo. Here, have a kleenex.
on July 7,2014 | 01:06PM
WizardOfMoa wrote:
Heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Jolyn Kipapa.
on July 7,2014 | 11:09AM
AFishOutofH20 wrote:
May she rest in peace!!!!!!!! What a kind wahine!!!!!!!!
on July 7,2014 | 12:03PM
wahine wrote:
Amen. What a kind wahine and beautiful family
on July 7,2014 | 05:07PM
ricekidd wrote:
Wrong Just another gangster wife...
on July 7,2014 | 06:31PM
ricekidd wrote:
on July 7,2014 | 06:35PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
I wonder if the charged is one of the children in the pic?
on July 7,2014 | 12:07PM
inverse wrote:
Maybe the discussion should be the unspoken dark side of raising many foster children.
on July 7,2014 | 12:41PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Most if not all children have innate personalities that cannot be changed unless they are trained and trained and mentored properly throughout the formative years. Perhaps the charged young man had a dark side that only emerged when pushed to the limit, which is unusual because less than 1% of people have the innate characteristics to become like the charged young man. I remember in the reality series "Forensic Files" on TruTV, previously Court TV, a case was aired that was eerily similar to this case where Ms. Kipapa was unfortunately taken from us much too early. A man, whose biological mother did not like, took the life of his mom, and went on to become a serial killer. Perhaps Family Court needs to consider that at 16, this young man is only 2 years from Majority, and that we would not want this young man to kill again. Rehabilitation is the plan.
on July 7,2014 | 04:02PM
Bully wrote:
Bad things happen to good people.
on July 7,2014 | 01:02PM
ricekidd wrote:
Bad things happen to Bad people who try to hide their past...can't hide and be non-shalan and get away with it....
on July 7,2014 | 06:37PM
akio wrote:
Hopefully his real Mom doesn't have more kids, seems like she has issues as well.
on July 7,2014 | 01:22PM
lokela wrote:
I give her all the credit for being a foster mom. But sometimes a bad apple crops up. Bless her and her family.
on July 7,2014 | 01:28PM
islandsun wrote:
This kid will hurt someone again most likely.
on July 7,2014 | 04:51PM
ricekidd wrote:
raised by Waimanalo gangster.... no wonder this happens... again Karma is a B17ch...
on July 7,2014 | 06:38PM
Tahitigirl55 wrote:
I know Joelyn since she was a teen. She alway had a heart of gold. She grew up in Kaneohe and that is where she meet Kurt and he is not a gangster. I know their children and they r good people. Why is it that some people have nothing nice to say! Anyway to u rice kid, I realize that everyone is entitled to your own opinion but keep your negative comments to your self. Everyone has sheltons in their closets.
on July 7,2014 | 07:41PM
soundofreason wrote:
This would have certainly qualified as some sort of redemption IF there had been any wrongdoings in the past. Either way, great lady.
on July 8,2014 | 07:25AM
ricekidd wrote:
I know this whole family especially the Father... Who's a gangster from Waimanalo. Worked with him and his whole Family. What goes around comes around... You treat others like Do-Do- it comes back to you ten fold. What they did back 10-15years ago in Waikiki do come back and hunt them... Karma= its a B1&ch
on July 7,2014 | 06:33PM
Mypualani wrote:
What did they do? I know the family to because that is my Family! same stuff you on here doing going come back to you too! I got your Karma!
on July 7,2014 | 09:08PM
ricekidd wrote:
hey....Gangster....i don't beat and kill people for living... I don't have my Karma set in your people...
on July 8,2014 | 07:18AM
hikine wrote:
I wonder if she was told of his underlying problem prior to living with her. The defender will probably claim temporary insanity. If he had a propensity of violent behavior what steps did the State/City take to insure of the safety of the rest of the family he was going to live with.
on July 7,2014 | 10:14PM
manaolana wrote:
The state does not have money for treatment. They do not have money to hire more social workers to relieve the over-burdened ones. Politicians have $$$ to raise their salaries and would NEVER take in a foster child. Many foster families are talked into taking in a troubled foster child because "you're experienced, have compassion and lots of love."
on July 8,2014 | 11:12AM
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