Two native Hawaiian men have been found guilty of a hate crime after punching, kicking, and beating a white man with a shovel in Maui in 2014.
Kaulana Alo-Kaonohi and Levi Aki Jr. were allegedly motivated by Christopher Kunzelman’s race when the incident occurred in the Kahakuloa village, where he was in the process of renovating his recently purchased home, the New York Post reported Friday.
This week they were ordered held in jail pending their sentencing in March and face possible 10 year prison sentences.
The outlet added they were indicted by a federal grand jury in late 2020 on hate crime charges once the justice department made the decision to prosecute.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 18, 2022
Video footage of the incident caught the moment…