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Natisha Tautalatasi

Wesley Samoa appears Friday in Circuit Court
Kealakekua, HAWAII — A motion for a new trial in the case of three individuals found guilty in the September 2018 beating of a hotel security guard was denied Friday in Circuit Court. Barry Sooalo, attorney for Wesley Samoa, argued the court should consider granting a new trial for his client and...
Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi are led out of the courtroom after the jury delivered its verdict Tuesday
Kealakekua, HAWAII — The jury returned its verdict Tuesday in the trial against Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao, who were each charged with attempted murder in the Sept. 17, 2018, beating of hotel security guard John Kanui. The nine-woman, three-man jury found Samoa and...
Wesley Samoa, left, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi leaving the courtroom
Kealakekua. HAWAII — Jurors began deliberating Friday in the case of an attempted murder of a hotel security guard. The jury trial for Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao, accused of attacking Kona Seaside Hotel security guard John Kanui on Sept. 17, wrapped up with closing arguments...
Surveillance video captured the brutal beating
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii — A defense attorney representing one of three individuals charged in the attempted murder of a hotel security guard placed the blame on the victim, calling him the aggressor and responsible for the brutal beating he endured. The jury trial for Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi...
John Kanui
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii — Jury trial is set to open Wednesday for two men and a woman charged with attempted murder in connection with the brutal assault of a Kailua Village hotel security guard last fall. Wesley Samoa, Natisha Tautalatasi and Lama Lauvao have each pleaded not guilty to a single charge...
 Surveillance images captured the brutal beating in September.
Kona, HAWAII — A fourth person has been charged in connection with a violent beating at the Kona Seaside Hotel back in September. The Hawaii Tribune Herald reports that Mahealani Kanehailua is accused of hindering prosecution. She was reportedly in a vehicle with other suspects in the...
Court released the survelliance video of security guard beating in Kona
KONA (KHON2) - The family of the hotel security guard in Kona who was beaten unconscious tells us life will never be the same. We learned the 63-year-old victim has been transferred to an out-of-state facility that specializes in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. The attack happened in...
Lama Lauvao, right, and Wesley Samoa
KEALAKEKUA — Not guilty pleas were entered Friday by a woman and two men accused of attempted murder after brutally assaulting a hotel security guard earlier this month. Wesley Samoa, 30, of Kona, and Natisha Tautalatasi, 41, and Lama Lauvao, 30, both of Honolulu, each pleaded not guilty to a...
Lama Lauvao, Natisha Tautalatasi and Wesley Samoa
KEALAKEKUA — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday for three suspects accused of beating a hotel security guard earlier this week. Wesley Samoa, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi made their initial appearance Wednesday morning in Kona District Court. The three are charged with second-...