Posted at 12:36 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Rodrigues must serve 12 years in home invasion case
By KEN KOBAYASHI
Advertiser Courts Writer
Rodrigues, 25, insists he was not the man who broke into the home and robbed and kidnapped two women, but he was convicted by Circuit Judge Virginia Crandall in a nonjury trial and sentenced to a maximum 20 years.
His conviction was affirmed by the Hawai'i Supreme Court in December.
Rodrigues had been free on bail ending the high court's ruling. He was ordered to start serving his prison term in January.
Tommy Johnson, paroling authority administrator, said the three-member parole board set the minimum term Rodrigues must serve at 12 years because of the nature of the offenses.
Rodrigues was convicted of burglary, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of first-degree robbery.