Fourth person charged in connection with brutal Big Island beating in September

Fourth person charged in connection with brutal Big Island beating in September
Surveillance images captured the brutal beating in September. (Source: HNN File)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - 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 case when the attack happened.

Wesley Samoa, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi are accused of attempted murder, for allegedly kicking and punching a 63-year-old hotel security guard when he asked them to turn down their music.

He’s reportedly hospitalized on the mainland for a broken neck and brain injuries.

All the suspects have pleaded not guilty.

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