$250K bail for Kona assault suspects

  • Lama Lauvao, left, Natisha Tautalatasi and Wesley Samoa make their first appearance Wednesday in District court for attempted murder charges. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Defense attorney Matthew Sylva, second from left, represents Lama Lauvao, Wesley Samoa and Natisha Tautaltasi at their initial court appearance Wednesday in District Court for the charge of attempted murder. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Defense attorney Matthew Sylva, second from left, represents Lama Lauvao, Wesley Samoa and Natisha Tautalatasi at their initial court appearance Wednesday in District Court for the charge of attempted murder. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Defense attorney Matthew Sylva, left, represents Lama Lauvao, Natisha Tautaltasi and Wesley Samoa at their initial court appearance Wednesday in District Court for the charge of attempted murder. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Wesley Samoa, charged with attempted murder, makes his first court appearance Wednesday in District Court. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KEALAKEKUA — A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Friday for the three suspects accused of beating a hotel security guard earlier this week.