DOJ says Hawaii men convicted of 'racially motivated' attack against white man

Victim was attempting to move into "Native Hawaiian neighborhood."

Updated: November 23, 2022 - 12:22pm

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The U.S. Department of Justice this week said two Hawaii natives have been convicted of a racially motivated attack on a white neighbor who was attempting to move into their neighborhood. 

The DOJ said in a press release that the two perpetrators, both in their early 30s, "stormed onto [the victim's] property" as he was in the process of moving in, telling him he might "go missing" if he did not leave the area, a traditionally Hawaiian neighborhood. 

The perpetrators subsequently violently assaulted the victim twice, including with a shovel, at one point breaking two of his ribs. 

Sentencing for the assault will take place in early March; the convicts face a maximum of 10 years in prison.