19-year-old to face trial as an adult
A 19-year-old man will be prosecuted as an adult for second-degree attempted murder and first-degree robbery allegedly committed as a juvenile two years ago.
Shandon L.K. Paulino was charged yesterday in the 2005 attempted murder of Tony Le, a driver for the Cab, and the robbery of a fast-food restaurant. He was 17 at the time of the crimes.
A Family Court judge waived jurisdiction Tuesday, allowing Paulino to be tried in Circuit Court as an adult.
Paulino was one of four males Le picked up in Waikiki shortly after midnight March 19, 2005.
Le drove the males to Ewa Beach at the rear of Campbell High School, police said in an affidavit. Two of the males stayed behind to settle the fare, according to the affidavit. One gave Le $2 although the fare was $67. One of the males allegedly pulled out a folding knife and stabbed the taxi driver in the right upper chest, police said.
A CrimeStoppers bulletin yielded a tip that Paulino and another teen, both students at Hale Olu School in Ewa Beach, had boasted about their involvement in the stabbing, police said.
A detective met with Paulino in April, but he refused to provide a statement.
One of the three other males told police he witnessed Paulino stab the cab driver.
Paulino was also charged with first-degree robbery for his part in the September 2005 robbery of the Ewa Beach Taco Bell restaurant.
Paulino was a new employee at the Taco Bell and allegedly aided in the robbery by leaving the rear door ajar to allow entry by the robber, according to a statement by another employee. A lone gunman in a Halloween mask took $1,633, police said.
Paulino fled to Anchorage, Alaska, but later surrendered himself to Family Court.