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Crime History: Hawaiian boxer killed after socialite beaten, raped

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On this day, Jan. 8, in 1932, Hawaiian prizefighter Joseph Kahahawai was killed by vigilantes after the gang rape of the daughter of a socially prominent couple. Thalia Massie, 21, who was born in Washington, had been abducted from a Japanese tea house in Honolulu and was found wandering a highway, beaten with a broken jaw. Kahahawai, 20, denied his involvement and was released on bail. Shortly...

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