20 Apr 2004

Man charged in Solomons with abduction and beheading

3:23 pm on 20 April 2004

A twenty-four-year-old man has been charged in Solomon Islands with the murder of a man on Guadalcanal.

At Honiara magistrates court yesterday the accused was alleged to have abducted and murdered Walter Taria on Guadalcanal in the fourth of July 2-thousand.

Police said Mr Taria's head was severed from his body.

The accused was arrested by Regional Assistance Mission officers on Saturday.