6 Mar 2013

Defence in Fungavaka inquiry in Tonga presents written submission in court

8:39 am on 6 March 2013

The defence in the preliminary inquiry into the death of New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka presented a written submission to the Magistrate's court in Nuku'alofa yesterday.

The prosecution closed its case last week submitting there is a case for trial at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

The court heard from a New Zealand pathologist last week about the victim's injuries including evidence of blows to the head and strangulation.

Matangi Tonga online says the Magistrate is expected to make a decision soon, if there is a case to be heard in the Supreme Court.