A serial rapist cried in court as he asked a judge to give him the death penalty for raping three women.
The man pleaded guilty to assaulting three women in Honolulu, Hawaii.
However, capital punishment has been outlawed in Hawaii, since 1957.
Fio, 30, apologized to the victims for the physical, mental and emotional harm he caused them before being sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Police in Hawaii, began investigating Fio, who is originally from Samoa, after several women were raped in a similar fashion and their description matched that of Fio.
After DNA confirmed that he was the wanted man, Fio admitted to the crime and said that he approached victims in front of their houses, dragged them inside and raped them.
Deputy City Prosecutor Rochelle Vidinha said that Fio also beat, strangled and suffocated his victims, and warned that he would kill them if they went to the police.
(via WWW News)