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Kauai man guilty of murder in death of robbery witness

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:07 a.m. HST, Mar 09, 2013

A Kauai jury found a 26-year-old Anahola man guilty Friday of murder for shooting a man six times in 2010 to prevent him from testifying in an armed robbery case.

According to the Kauai County prosecutor’s office, the jury deliberated two days before finding Vicente K. Hilario guilty of first-degree murder, intimidating a witness, retaliation against a witness and bribery in the death of Aureo Arick Moore, 34, in December 2010.

The shooting took place near Anahola Beach Park, and prosecutors said Hilario was trying to prevent Moore from testifying against Hilario’s friend, Kyle Akau, involving an armed robbery that occurred at the Kapaa Safeway parking lot four months earlier.

Hilario faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. His sentencing is scheduled for June 13 in Kauai Circuit Court.

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kailua000 wrote:
Now thats a moron if I've ever seen one. So you go to jail for murder so your friend doesnt do a few months in jail. This is Hawaii, not like your buddy would do more time even if it was his 10th offense. Now you on the other hand, you might get a full life sentence with all but 2 years suspended so you can be out on the streets of Hilo killing and doing drugs soon enough.
on March 8,2013 | 04:55PM
stogie002 wrote:
What a looser
on March 8,2013 | 05:28PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Please send him to Arizona where he can dine on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches three times a day for the rest of his life. He does not deserve the good food, tv and exercise equipment Hawaii condo/jails have to offer.
on March 8,2013 | 05:44PM
bumba wrote:
Bring back the death penalty. Now we gotta feed this ignoramus for at least the next 50 years.
on March 9,2013 | 04:06AM
pandadaddy wrote:
Life without parole in Hawaii's judicial system? I can't believe it! I was expecting 5 years at most.
on March 9,2013 | 06:00AM
pandadaddy wrote:
We'll see what he actually gets when he's sentenced.
on March 9,2013 | 06:02AM
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