Man convicted in 2014 Kailua murder receives life sentence

Robert Roediger-Geaque
Robert Roediger-Geaque

A man convicted of stabbing another man to death in 2014 was sentenced Wednesday.

It took a jury two hours to convict Robert Roediger-Geaque of second-degree murder back in August.

On January 13, 2014, Scott MacMillan was discovered on Uluniu Street in Kailua with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

Roediger-Geauque was identified as the suspect and arrested in March 2014 in Santa Barbara, California. He was extradited to Hawaii that April.

On Wednesday, a judge sentenced Roediger-Geauque to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

In the courtroom, the victim’s family members faced Roediger-Geaque. Shawn MacMillan, the victim’s brother, broke down in tears and could barely speak.

“We not only lost a brother, I lost one of my closest friends,” he said. “I grew up in Kailua, and Scott and I had so many good memories. And now, because of what you did, it’s painful to drive through Kailua, because every good memory is overshadowed with my pain, my family’s pain, and the loss that we feel.

“He was a great brother,” MacMillan said after the sentencing. “He was funny. He made people laugh all the time. He had many friends. He was a great chef. Toward the end of his life, he had some rough times, but he didn’t deserve what happened to him.”

The parole board is expected to set Roediger-Geauque’s minimum term early next year.

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