HONOLULU — The mother of a Hawaii boy who disappeared 20 years ago has been sentenced to probation for manslaughter and welfare fraud.
Jaylin Kema pleaded guilty to manslaughter last year. Prosecutors say her husband abused their son known as “Peter Boy” and she didn’t get him medical treatment. He was six years old when he disappeared.
Deputy Hawaii County Prosecuting Attorney Rick Damerville says a judge Tuesday sentenced her to 10 years’ probation for manslaughter and four years’ probation for theft. She is also sentenced to a year in jail for manslaughter, which she already served.
She agreed to testify against her husband, Peter Kema. Instead of going to trial, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter. In exchange for a 20-year sentence, he agreed to reveal the location of his son’s remains.