29 Mar 2005

Two men face murder charges in American Samoa

6:28 pm on 29 March 2005

Two men in American Samoa are facing first degree murder charges after the death of a man on Easter Sunday.

Sitivi Satini and Thomas Meredith have appeared in the district court charged with the killing of Niko Seiuli in Afao village.

Police say rocks and beer bottles were used in the beating.

Both men are being held without bail at the Tafuna Correctional Facility.