Hawaii County, police confiscated surveillance video from the home of 44-year-old, Dante Peter Gilman. The video depicts Gilman's murder, on Dec. 28, 2012. Two men are recorded shooting and choking Gilman to death in his home, while an identified boy watched.
The suspects are, Claude Keone Krause, 30, and Krause's younger cousin, 19-year-old Kawena Krause. Detectives have not yet recovered the body of Gilman.
Jan. 22, Hawaii News Now cites, "The police report submitted as probable cause in the case said the surveillance video shows Claude Krause "points what appears to be a rifle and shoots Gilman." Then police said the video shows Kawena Krause "applied a choke hold to Gilman while on the ground until his body goes limp."
The video also depicted Gilman's lifeless body being dragged out of the view of the camera, the police report said.
The suspects were arrested and arraigned in District Court, in Hilo, on Jan. 22, both suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges and were held without bail. Claude Keone Krause and Kawena Krause, were charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, and second-degree theft.
The Hawaii county prosecutor's office is asking for maximum sentences, describing the murder as "especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, manifesting exceptional depravity."
One of the suspects, Claude Krause has pending criminal charges at the time of his arrest. According to public record, Krause was out on bail facing charges of auto theft, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
The unidentified boy in the video is an eye witness to the murder. The police continue searching for the boy.