RIP DeWayne McKinney – The Wrongly Accused Convict Turned ATM Man of Hawaii

Here’s an interesting story I’ll just put in a few quotes here so you can get a gist of it:

DeWayne McKinney, who spent nearly two decades in prison for a an Orange County murder he insisted he did not commit and went on to start a multi-million dollar business has died in a scooter accident…

…McKinney had parlayed a $1 million legal settlement with the Orange Police Department into a multi-million-dollar automated teller machine business on the Hawaiian islands and had been in discussions with movie studio executives about turning his life story into a feature film…

…McKinney spent months searching for business ideas after receiving the financial settlement from the city of Orange, before settling on investing in the ATM industry.

He bought dozens of the banking machines and installed them in bars, restaurants and shopping malls in Hawaii, making huge profits from customers’ convenience fees.

At the time of his death, McKinney owned 42 ATMs on three Hawaiian islands and had a net worth of more than $6 million, said Carl Stein, who owned a company that processed transactions for McKinney…

Full Story Here

CBS coverage of his release here.

And some shot’s of him in Hawaii along with more of his story on the Hawaii transition here

I see the Adveritser just reported on this

Mea Culpa –  Maiora Premunt

6 Responses

  1. STILL HERE THINKING OF MY LOVEONE IN A VERY SPECIAL FABULOUS WAY IM MISSING MY O/G MY GENERATION MY BGC HOMEBOY
    C/WAYNE YOU WILL ALLWAYZ BE IN MY HEART’THOUGHTS’AND PRAYERS I PRAY THAT YOU ARE IN HEAVEN WAITING ON ME AND LOOKING DOWN ON ME I LOVE YOU HOMIE
    IN SO MANY WAYZ YOUR O/G HOMEGIRL

    LET IT RAIN..LET IT DRIP
    ANOTHER BROADWAY CRIP HAS TOOK A TRIP TO THE GATES OF HEAVEN
    DEAR GOD BLESS ALL MY HOMIES SOUL THATS NOT HERE TODAY IN FLESH BUT STILL IN SPRIT’HEART’AND THOUGHTS
    LOVING AND MISSING THEM ALL
    O/G BARBEQUE JACKSON
    BARBEQUE JACKSON

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