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Man to be sentenced in Waianae teacher's stabbing death

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:08 p.m. HST, Jun 25, 2013

A man found guilty of murdering a Waianae High School teacher is expected to be sentenced.

Tittleman Fauatea is scheduled to be sentenced today in the 2009 death of Asa Yamashita.

The apparently unprovoked stabbing happened as the 43-year-old teacher was eating a bowl of noodles while sitting on a bench at the Ewa Town Center.

Fauatea underwent several mental fitness exams before being found fit to stand trial.

A judge found him guilty in March of second-degree murder.

He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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bumba wrote:
Possibility of parole! Are you kidding me????? We need a new prosecutor.
on June 25,2013 | 06:10AM
FrankieT wrote:
Well, you have to understand the law and the details of what can and cannot be done according to statues. Don't worry he will never get out of prison.
on June 25,2013 | 06:38AM
COlohe1 wrote:
He'll be out in less than 2 years. Parole authority will let him go.
on June 25,2013 | 07:12AM
allie wrote:
Agree..it is likely he gets out. That is common out here
on June 25,2013 | 07:21AM
saveparadise wrote:
And he will be allowed to go to school if he promises to behave. INSANITY continues..........
on June 25,2013 | 08:53AM
allie wrote:
on June 25,2013 | 09:50AM
But why should I support him in jail with my tax dollars. You know for a fact he will be getting out on good behavior. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT I SAY. Don't let him sit and rot, make him work in jail for the rest of his life. Make him earn his living, why my tax dollars. I work hard for my money, so must he. As you can see, I am fed up with the court system.
on June 25,2013 | 06:47AM
cojef wrote:
Glad it's over. Don't know whether the experts that declared him fit enough stand trial are competent themselves. Of course, that's my thoughts only.
on June 25,2013 | 06:53AM
Bdpapa wrote:
This must have been a horrible experience for the victim's family. 4 years of dealing with this. The courts should be ashamed. Then to handle it so softly
on June 25,2013 | 07:25AM
bumbye wrote:
He only killed one person. You need to kill at least two to get no possibility of parole.
on June 25,2013 | 08:51AM
allie wrote:
yup..but he is confident he will get out and in anyc ase, he can blame others for his behavior
on June 25,2013 | 09:51AM
boshio wrote:
This man should never be set free to roam the streets ever again. Make him work in prison to support his own care. I do not want my tax dollars be spent supporting this murderer.
on June 25,2013 | 09:04AM
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