Near-death beating caught on camera

  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sheri Lawson, left, shows a surveillance video of the beating of a hotel security guard to Judge Margaret Masunaga, Police Officer Hamakado and defense attorneys Ann Datta, William Reece and Andrew Kennedy Friday at the preliminary hearing for Wesley Samoa, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi charged with attempted murder. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Wesley Samoa, charged with attempted murder, appears at a preliminary hearing Friday in District Court. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Judge Margaret Masunaga, left, police officer Hamakado and defense attorneys Ann Datta and William Reece watch a surveillance video of the beating of a hotel security guard Friday at the preliminary hearing for Wesley Samoa, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi charged with attempted murder. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Natisha Tautalatasi, charged with attempted murder, appears at a preliminary hearing Friday in District Court. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Lama Lauvao, charged with attempted murder, appears at a preliminary hearing Friday in District Court. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Defendants Lama Lauvao, Natisha Tautalatasi and Wesley Samoa appear with attorneys William Reece and Ann Datta at their preliminary hearing on charges of attempted murder Friday in District Court. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sheri Lawson, front, shows a surveillance video of the beating of a hotel security guard to Judge Margaret Masunaga, police officer Hamakado and defense attorneys Ann Datta and William Reece Friday at the preliminary hearing for Wesley Samoa, Lama Lauvao and Natisha Tautalatasi charged with attempted murder. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KEALAKEKUA — An assault on a hotel security guard in downtown Kona was captured on surveillance camera and viewed by the District Court judge as well as defense counselors during a preliminary hearing on Friday.