Freeway shooter to spend rest of his life in prison

Toby Stangel
Toby Stangel

The man convicted of going on a deadly shooting spree on the H-1 Freeway will spend the rest of his life in prison.

The Hawaii Paroling Authority ruled Toby Stangel must serve 130 years in prison before he becomes eligible for parole.

He received three consecutive life sentences last year for shooting and killing Tammy Nguyen in June 2011 while she waited at an intersection with her then 16-year-old daughter.

He then shot and injured two motorists on the H-1 Freeway and also shot at two police officers.

“We believe he’s a danger to society and when you look at the circumstances to this case, we don’t believe he should get out of prison frankly,” deputy prosecutor Dwight Nadamoto said in March.

According to his attorney, Stangel is mentally ill and had abused drugs for years, which led to the early morning rampage.

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