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3 charged with attempted murder following Kona assault

Wesley SamoaLama Lauvao

KAILUA-KONA — A man remains in critical condition following an assault that occurred early Monday morning in the parking lot of the Kona Seaside Hotel.

Hawaii Police Department Maj. Robert Wagner said Tuesday that the victim, a 63-year-old security guard, is currently on Oahu receiving treatment for “severe, life-threatening injuries.”

Police responded to a report of an assault about 12:30 a.m. Monday, where they found the security guard lying on the ground. Officers determined through preliminary investigation that the assault occurred after a confrontation between the victim and four people occupying a sports utility vehicle.

The security guard asked them to turn their music down.

Of the vehicle’s four occupants, three were involved in the assault. Police identified the three as 30-year-old Wesley Samoa of Kona, 30-year-old Lama Lauvao of Honolulu and 41-year-old Natisha Tautalatasi, also of Honolulu.

Read more at West Hawaii Today