Victim's family calls hit-and-run killer's apology 'garbage'
By Jim Dooley
Advertiser Staff Writer
The family and friends of a man killed in a hit-and-run collision walked out of court this morning when the killer, Siaosi Feleunga, tried to apologize to them.
Feleunga, 32, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for negligent homicide in the December 29, 2008 death of motorcyclist Lindsey Kane and for fleeing the scene without rendering aid.
“You took a life, you should serve a life,” Kane’s sister, Davilynn Kebo, told Feleunga.
"You are a disgrace to society,” she continued. “We will haunt you as long as you are alive.”
When Feleunga turned to the courtroom to address Kane’s family, they walked out en masse.
“I just want to let the family know that I am very sorry sorry. This was a tragic accident,” Feleunga said.
Although Feleunga is a three-time convicted drunk driver, he denied being under the influence when he hit Kane on Farrington Highway in Waipahu.
“I’d like the family to know that I’m not this punk that my record and the media makes me out to be.” he said.
Outside court, Rod Kane, brother of the victim, said the family left court “because we don’t want to listen to that garbage. Because that’s all it is — noise, garbage.”