Justice Not Served in Shaun Rodrigues Doubt-Ridden Conviction


On Independence Day, as I basked in celebration with my children, I wondered what adversities lay ahead that could jeopardize their valued freedom.

I pray that they do not meet the same fate as Shaun Rodrigues. Rodrigues was convicted of the Manoa home invasion robbery of Dawn and Diane Sugihara in June of 2000. He was recently sentenced to a minimum 12-year prison term.

The heinous nature of the crime was compounded by a lingering anxiety that permeated for weeks, throughout most households on Oahu.

Consequently, the urgency to solve this case and to quickly quell the community