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Man already serving time for murder gets additional 10-year prison sentence

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man already serving a life sentence for the 2009 murder of a Honolulu defense attorney has received an additional 10-year prison term for an unrelated case in which he terrorized his neighbor.

Daniel Kahanaoi, 46, was convicted last October of first-degree terroristic threatening, which carries a five-year prison term. But Circuit Judge Glenn Kim on Wednesday granted the prosecution's request to double that to 10 years because Kahanaoi is a repeat offender.

Kim also ordered him to serve a mandatory minimum of three years and four months because a firearm was used.

But the judge wasn't done yet.

Kim then stacked that sentence onto the punishment Kahanaoi previously received for the shooting death of attorney Craig Kimsel in Kailua. Last September, Kim sentenced the convicted murderer to life in prison plus 20 years.

Kahanaoi will have to complete the life term before he can start serving his punishment for the threatening case. The judge cited the need to protect the public in granting the motion for consecutive sentencing.

Kahanaoi still has an attempted murder case pending. He's accused of stabbing a corrections officer at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

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