19 years after boy's disappearance, mother pleads guilty to manslaughter
“Peter Boy” Kema disappeared in 1997 and became one of the most well-known missing children in Hawaii’s history.
HONOLULU -- The mother of a Hawaii boy who became the face of a campaign for missing and abused children pleaded guilty to manslaughter Thursday, confirming nearly 20 years after he disappeared that the child is dead.
More answers to what happened to the 6-year-old known as “Peter Boy” could be revealed when Jaylin Kema testifies against her husband, Peter Kema Sr., who is scheduled to go on trial for murder in April. Waiving her marital privilege and testifying truthfully is part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
Jaylin Kema made the plea in a Hilo courtroom Thursday morning, CBS affiliate KGMB reports.
Kema and her husband, Peter Kema Sr., initially pleaded not guilty to the murder charges in April.
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