Hilario found guilty on all counts in Anahola murder trial

Guthrie Scrimgeour / The Garden Island

Vicente Hilario, left, makes his case to the jury at his second murder trial, in Fifth Circuit Court in Lihu‘e, with Judge Randal Valenciano presiding, right, on Friday, April 14, 2023.

LIHU‘E — At the Fifth Circuit Court in Lihu‘e on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, Vicente Hilario was convicted of the same five charges he was convicted of in a 2013 trial — murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, retaliating against a witness, intimidating a witness and bribery of a witness — for which he could face a sentence of life in prison without parole.