6 Aug 2003

New Caledonia murder suspect transferred to prison in France

4:31 pm on 6 August 2003

Wallisian Laurent Vili, who is the prime suspect for the murder last year of Kanak Jean Marie Goyeta, has been transferred to a prison in metropolitan France.

He has been moved from Noumea for medical reasons after complaining of shoulder pain.

Mr Goyeta was killed in January last year during an armed confrontation between Wallisians and indigenous Kanaks in the Noumea suburb of St Louis.