Editor's note: The Tribune-Herald recently received a letter, postmarked Nov. 3, from convicted killer Frank Pauline Jr., who is serving 180 years in prison for the murder and rape of Dana Ireland. Although some readers might find Pauline's claims of innocence to be absurd or even offensive, we've decided to publish the letter in its entirety, with Pauline's punctuation, spelling and grammar intact.
Dear Hawaii Tribune Herald,
I'm sending you aletter asking you to please print in your paper. I believe the Public would really like to hear what I wrote. It'll be waking up a sleeping dragon, but that sleeping dragon should've never been put to sleep in the first place. Iknow the "women" in Hawaii don't want what happend to Dana Ireland on Christmas eve 1991, to happend to them. Read my letter and you'll understand.
Sincerely, Frank R. Pauline, JR.
"letting Rapest & murder's walk free"
I read about the Y-Walk, a march to focus on the end to Rape, sexual assault, Family abuse. In this article Prosecuting attorney Charlene Iboshi is shown with Police Cheif Kubojiri and mayor Billy Kenoi. they talk about stopping sex assault and rape. Well, I wanna point something out to the public. my name is, "Frank R. Pauline JR." I am currently serving a life sentence with a minimum of 180 year's for the Rape and Death of Dana Ireland that took place on Christmas eve 1991. I was charged amongst other's for rape and murder. DNA cleared me and other's. Charlene Iboshi was the Prosecutor on my trial. I've been in prison since 1993 and since my conviction in 1999, have been searching and doing all I can through friend's and family to find any information I can get to capture the real individual's who raped and hurt Dana Ireland. I have to do this on my own, because everyone believe's i'm guilty. Well "all" the eviedence proves i'm innocent and the same goes for both schweitzer's. But let's focus on DNA, that was found on Ireland. It's clear someone raped Ireland and left his DNA in her. Well who doe's that DNA belong to? I see mrs. Iboshi smiling in this article with her one red shoe on for the Y-Walk. Talking about putting a stop to Rape and sexual assault. How's about a stop to wrongful conviction's? How's about making an effort to find the person/person's who raped Ireland. Don't the public wanna capture this person? Isn't that what this Y-Walk is all about? It's been 21 year's since Ireland was raped and later died. I have spent 19-year's in prison for this crime I did not commit. DNA proved that. not me, or any of the schweitzer's DNA matched, the DNA found in Ireland. I'm confused and curious about why "all" the attempt's to capture the DNA Donor, is not being met. Is this how Justice is served with our police and also Prosecuting attorney Charlene Iboshi? I guess prosecutor's just wanted a scape goat, someone, anyone, to convict Just to stop all the bad publicily the Ireland family was laying on them. So knowing a conviction was the only way to get the pressure off of them, Especially with the election's going on, they used me and my lie's. that's right! Here come's a young island boy, who's alway's getting in trouble because of his drug use. He make's up a story about the Ireland case to help his family stay out of prison. not realizing how serious his lie's would effect him, or how far the prosecution would go to convict innocent people for there own selfish reason's. Yes, I shouldn't have lied about this case. But I love my family and I did what a young kid who honored his family with his whole heart would've done. still that doesn't make it right that prosecutor's would not attempt to continue the search for Ireland's rapest. I believe if they find the person who's DNA matche's the DNA found in Ireland, they will capture the real criminal's. then I along with both schweitzer's will be cleared. Wait! maybe the prosecutor's aren't looking for the rapest, because then all the truth will come out and they'll have to admit there mistake.
To all the public who's reading this, Contact Prosecutor Charlene Iboshi and mayor Billy Kenoi. Push them, quesiton them to find this DNA Donor who raped Ireland and why aren't they looking? Why are they safisfied with not finding the person who raped Ireland. Where's the Justice? Don't do it for me, or for the schweitzer's, if you still believe we're guilty. Do it to put this sick person away and to put a stop to any chance of him/them, repeating themselve's. It could've already happend and no one know's. Anyone want's to ask me any question's concerning this letter, or Case? or even why I blamed the schweitzer's for raping Ireland? Any question you wanna ask, write me and i'll respond with a truthful answer. I want Justice! Don't you? or doe's the public think it's okay to allow 3 men be convicted for a crime they didn't commit, or that DNA didn't match. Infact no eviedence matched. You can contact me at: Frank Pauline #A0746613 -- 1252 E. Arica Rd. Eloy, Az. 85131 -- or -- P.O. Box 1593 Kailua-Kona, Hi. 96745
I will fight to get the truth out till i'm dead.
Sincerely, Frank Pauline