Kea Davis Milo is doing better and continues to recover after she was brutally beaten inside her own home.
After our story aired, hundreds of viewers posted messages on our website and Facebook page, outraged that this happened, especially after we reported that suspect, Robert Parks Jr., has a lengthy criminal record.
He remains in custody, charged with burglary.
On Friday, we learned more about his criminal background that includes multiple felonies.
In February 2015, Parks violated an order of protection that was issued in January.
KHON2 spoke to the man who filed that temporary restraining order. He didn’t want to be identified, but court documents show he felt threatened by Parks, and was afraid for his safety and the safety of his neighbors.
In the court filing, he wrote, “one day (he) may come into my house and kill me.”
According to court documents, Parks violated that protection order and on June 26, was sentenced to two years probation and eight days in jail with credit for time served.
Former Honolulu prosecutor Peter Carlisle says penalties should be increased.
“If you have a system that will consistently not work and perpetually worries about compassion and only about the defendant’s rights and not the victim’s, then you have a system that is broken from the get-go,” he said.
The spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office says a class B felony is punishable by 10 years in prison and Parks may be eligible for extended sentencing as a persistent offender which could result in a 20-year term.
Parks will be back in court next week.