QUESTION: What ever happened to the man who threw a hand grenade into the parking lot of the Pirate Bully Hayes Place nightclub in 1985?
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ANSWER: Dennis Kaululaau was sentenced to a prison term of 10 years to life for throwing the grenade in the Pearl City night club. He was convicted on 14 counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a prohibited firearm.
The blast occurred in the early morning hours of June 1, 1985, after a fight broke out between doormen and a group of men outside Bully Hayes. Doormen tried to remove the group, which included Kaululaau, from the bar's parking lot. A fight ensued between a doorman and Kaululaau, ending in the explosion.
At the time of the incident, the 34-year-old Kaululaau had just completed parole for a 1974 manslaughter conviction involving the slaying of his brother-in-law.
He also had to serve a sentence of three to 20 years for possession of marijuana and ammunition. Kaululaau was moved from the Halawa Correctional Facility to Newton County Correctional Center in Newton, Texas, in 1996.
According to Shari Kimoto, contract monitor for Hawaii's mainland inmates, he was then transferred in November 1998 to Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, Minn.
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