Judge: Probation was wrong for Maui repeat offender

FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2018, file photo second Circuit Judge Peter Cahill presides over the bench trial of Alexandria Duval in Wailuku, Hawaii. The Maui judge says he was wrong to give a man a chance with probation. The Maui News reports Cahill last week ordered consecutive prison terms totaling 30 years for Cody Amaral for crimes including stealing a new car and burglarizing a sailor’s vacation rental. Cahill says it was an error in judgment to sentence him to probation and that an extended prison term is the only way to protect the public from Amaral. (Lila Fujimoto/The Maui News via AP, File)

WAILUKU — It was a mistake to give a man a chance with probation, a Maui judge said in sentencing him to 30 years in prison for theft and burglaries.