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Man sentenced to life in prison for Waikiki murder

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:14 p.m. HST, Sep 11, 2013

A state judge sentenced a 40-year-old man to a life term with possibility of parole for the murder of a visiting university professor 17 years ago.

Circuit Judge Richard Perkins imposed the mandatory term on Jason Lee McCormick for the strangulation of Robert T. Henderson whose body was found in a Waikiki apartment in July 1996.

Henderson was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh.

McCormick confessed the slaying in 2008. He was later charged with second-degree murder.

Perkins presided over the nonjury trial and found McCormick guilty of the charge in June.

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Kaluu wrote:
I vow to never do business with American Savings Bank due to the advertisement that delayed my reading of this news article. Same with the irritating bouncing on the mattress girl ad. Some advertising cuts two ways.
on September 11,2013 | 10:42AM
lokela wrote:
Can't believe it took so long to hang this guy. The murder took place 17 years ago. Jeez.
on September 11,2013 | 11:48AM
iwanaknow wrote:
what a waste of prison resources..............bring back capital punishment
on September 11,2013 | 12:53PM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
iwanaknow, the death penalty is not always warranted. The "victim" of the crime admitted to the murderer thjat he was a male who raped young boys and enjoyed it. He said so because he thought he was arousing the murderer in hopes of engaging in "pretend" child rape with the murderer pretending to be a young boy who was being raped by the person who was killed. The murderer who was a victim of male rape as a child snapped and killed the "victim." It's hard to say that this wasn't manslaughter instead.
on September 11,2013 | 03:57PM
allie wrote:
huh? gross
on September 11,2013 | 05:13PM
WesleySMori wrote:
Well "LOKELA" Sometimes Sitting in a Prison Cell Contemplating what YOU DID Can Be "HELL ON EARTH"!
on September 11,2013 | 01:37PM
pj737 wrote:
17 years later. LOL
on September 11,2013 | 01:14PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
The headline could apply do Deedy.
on September 11,2013 | 01:50PM
sailfish1 wrote:
He confessed in 2008 - why does it take so long to try him? Our judicial system is dysfunctional.
on September 11,2013 | 02:37PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Plenty of these types running around in 3M areas of Makiki, Manoa and McCully. Spooky
on September 12,2013 | 12:07AM
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