31 Dec 2008

Three charged with murder, others pending, following Christmas deaths in Samoa

4:26 pm on 31 December 2008

Three people are facing murder charges in Samoa after separate incidents over the Christmas holiday period.

A 41-year-old man from Sataoa allegedly used a knife to kill a 32 year old man from the same village on Christmas Day.

A 40 year old is charged with a separate killing in Aleisa the same day.

A third man, from Siumu, has been charged with the murder of a 48-year-old man in the same village on Boxing Day.

Police, meanwhile are close to charging a 43 year old suspect, for the death of a Samata-tai youth, on Boxing Day.

No arrests have been made in relation to a fifth death, that of a 34 year old man in Fasitoo uta.

Police have said that death may be as the result of a hit and run car accident.