5 Jul 2004

Four accused of murder in Marshall Islands capital

10:28 am on 5 July 2004

Three young men, aged 18 to 23 and a 15 year old minor, in the Marshall Islands have been charged in the High Court with the murder of a man last Sunday morning.

They are charged with torching the man's house while he was asleep, causing his death.

The three adults are charged with first degree murder, conspiracy, burglary and arson.

The minor is charged with juvenile delinquency but would be facing the same charges if he was an adult.

It's the first murder in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands, this year.