21 Feb 2005

American Samoan jailed for more than 140 years for burglary and other crimes

7:17 pm on 21 February 2005

An American Samoan man convicted of shooting another man in Honolulu during a botched burglary has been sentenced to life plus 140 years in jail without the possibility of parole.

That was the ruling handed down by the Hawaii Paroling Authority against 19 year old Miti Maugaotega Jr.

It's one of the longest terms ever handed down in the state.

In May last year, a Circuit Judge in Honolulu sentenced Maugaotega to serve life without parole for the shooting and 10 consecutive life sentences for other violent burglaries including one in which he raped a 55-year-old woman.