Man sentenced to life for murderUPDATED 10:15 PM HST Jul 16, 2013Video Transcript
Choice words in court today from the man convicted of killing one witness and bribing another. Good evening, I'm Yunji de Nies. And I'm Paula Akana. Vicente Hilario was slinging allegations today before being sentenced to LIFE for an execution-style murder .. A tense day in court you'll see ONLY on KITV. 7:42 ROBERT MOORE I WAS VERY ANGRY AT VINCENT AND I HATED VINCENT FOR QUITE A WHILE BUT I'VE COME TO THE POINT TO FORGIVE VINCENT AND I HOPE VINCENTE CAN FIND PEACE IN HIS LIFE AND HIS FAMILY 7:54 Robert Moore addressed the court at the sentencing of the man convicted of killing his son. In March... a jury found 26 year old Vicente Hilario GUILTY of first degree murder .... Evidence at the trial showed Hilario shot Aureo Arick Moore SIX TIMES---EXECU TION STYLE.. In order to prevent Moore from testifying against his friend KYLE AKAU ...in a case involving an armed robbery in the Kapaa Safeway parking lot. Hilario maintains his innocence: 10:22-10:54 hilario I THINK THE PROSECUTORS OFFICE AND THE POLICE HAVE HELPED TO FURTHER A LIE. I THINK MR. MOORE HAD NO RIGHT TO BE ANGRY WITH ME CUZ I didn't KILL HIS SON.L I DIDN'T ROB HIS SON I THINK ITS A PERVERSION OF JUSTICE AND PEOLE SHOULD BE SICK TO KNOW THERE ARE PROSECUTING ATTORNEYS THAT HELPED A MURDERER GO FREE AND FRAME ME. I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING THIS PERSON,. But Hilario had more to say---at the wrong time. MENDEZ: 11:46-12:02 I FOUND MYSELF NOT SURPRISED AT ALL THAT THE DEFENDANT SHOWS ABSOLUTELY NO REMORSE CONSIDERING THE NATURE I CAN'T HAVE REMORSE FOR SOMETHING I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR. MR. SHIGETOMI IF YOU CAN PROCEED WE'LL UTILIZE RULE 43 AND EXCLUDE HIM FROM THE COURTROOM In sentencing Hilario to LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE .... Chief Judge Randal Valenciano called it a brutal killing. An assasination. One that involved drug sales and protecting territories Hilario was also convicted of bribing a witness... 19:22-19:35 JUDGE OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM CANNOT WORK IF WITNESSES WHO NEED TO TESTIFY OR SHOULD TESTIFY ARE INTIMIDATED AND ARE BRIBED;:30 S IT GOES TO THE CORE OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THE ACTIONS THAT YOU TOOK :35 HILARIO 19;43-19:58 EXCUSE ME,YOUR HONOR, DO YOU THINK IT WORKS NO WHEN WE ACCEPT LIES AS THE TRUTH? DO YOU PERSONALLY ACCEPT DAVID MANAKU'S TESTIMONY AS THE TRUTH? I ACCEPT THE VERDICT OF THE JURY YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE INFALLIBLE? PURSUANT TO RULE 43 I'M GOING TO EXCUSE MR. HILARIO THANKYOU. Kyle Akau pleaded NO CONTEST to the robbery charge and was found guilty. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.