5 May 2011

Samoa police prove three killings in four days

6:48 pm on 5 May 2011

Samoa police are investigating three killings in four days.

The first death was that of a lay preacher who was allegedly attacked by several men who'd been drinking alcohol near the supermarket at Vaoala village.

Three men are facing charges in relation to his death.

Two men have also been charged with killing a man at the village of Iva on Savaii.

It's alleged the man was shot dead during a dispute over land.

The third death was of a man shot with a rifle during a drinking session at the village of Falefa on Upolu island.