A Crime to Remember

Paradise Lost

Series 4 - Episode 5 Paradise Lost



The 1931 rape and beating of Thalia Massie, the 20-year-old wife of a US naval lieutenant serving in Honolulu. Many still believe that local man Joe Kahahawai Jr was falsely accused of responsibility. The case is remembered due to its overtones of racial injustice and prejudice, which some allege, was based on the blatant lies of one woman.