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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 12:36 p.m., Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Rodrigues must serve 12 years in home invasion case

Advertiser Courts Writer

The Hawai'i Paroling Authority today ordered Shaun Rodrigues to serve 12 years of his 20-year prison term for a 2000 Manoa home invasion robbery before he becomes eligible for release on parole.

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.