Man sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Nora Fernandez, mother of murder victim Peter Cyrus Grammer, addresses Hilo Circuit Judge Peter Kubota Thursday as Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Rothfus stands by.

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Dwayne “C.J.” Cory Wallace Jr. listens to his attorney, Jeremy Butterfield, Thursday in Hilo Circuit Court.

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Dwayne “C.J.” Cory Wallace Jr., shoots a sidelong glance at Deputy Prosecutor Christopher Rothfus as defense attorney Jeremy Butterfield stands by Thursday in Hilo Circuit Court.

“I have a hard time going through life … and I just hope he gets what he deserves.”