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Peter Boy’s Mother Back in Court

September 15, 2017, 7:04 AM HST
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Jaylin M. Kema. HPD photo.

“Peter Boy” Kema Jr.’s mother, Jaylin Kema returned to court in Hilo yesterday.

In June, Kema was sentenced to one year in prison, which she already served, and 10 years of probation for manslaughter in the 1997 death of her 6-year-old son, who died of septic shock. She was also sentenced to four years of probation for theft.

This time, court documents claim that she is not complying with the terms and conditions of her probation. Her probation officer is recommending that her probation be revoked.

In July, Kema received a warning for not following the terms of her probation.

According to news sources, Kema missed an appointment with her probation officer, showed up late for another appointment with the officer, changed her phone number and failed to report it and tested positive for marijuana.

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However, after receiving the warning in July, Kema tested positive for marijuana again.

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She could face up to 20 years in prison for violating her probation.

Attorney Brian Delima told news sources that Kema has a doctor’s note advising her to use marijuana for “health issues,” adding that “she hasn’t completed the process of obtaining a medical marijuana card.”

It’s up to the judge to decide if Kema’s reason is valid.

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Kema’s attorney asked for a continuance, which the judge granted.

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