The following is a partial transcript of the moment Capobianco learned his fate from Judge Joseph Cardoza:
"Based on the entire record of these proceedings, based on the law as it applies to this case, I am going to sentence you to life in prison, and based on the law that I must follow, that will be with the possibility of parole."
"That will mean that within the next six months, the Hawaii Paroling Authority will meet with you and others to consider your term."
"Based on everything that I know about this case, and I think I know a lot about this case, the court recommends a 70 year minimum."
"That is not without precedent in the state of Hawaii, as this court is aware of such a minimum in the past."