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Mother of ‘Peter Boy’ violates supervised release terms

  • HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT / NOV. 2015

    Jaylin M. Kema, 45.

HILO >> A Hawaii mother who pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the 1997 death of her son has violated the terms of her supervised release.

Jaylin Kema was back in court on Tuesday, Hawaii News Now reported. A Hilo judge scolded her for failing to check in with her probation officer, changing her phone number and using marijuana.

Kema was granted supervised release from prison in April after serving one year behind bars.

She pleaded guilty in 2016 as part of an agreement that she would testify against her husband.

Peter Kema Sr. pleaded guilty to manslaughter in April.

The parents admitted to abusing their son Peter Kema Jr., commonly referred to as “Peter Boy,” for years. The boy had bounced between foster parents because of abuse allegations, but the state gave him back to the Kemas. He was 6-years-old when he died.

He suffered a severe arm injury sometime between December 1996 and February 1997, which was left untreated by his parents and is believed to have led to his death.

In April, a court-appointed special master released a report that stated the state Department of Human Services could have done a better job protecting the boy.

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