30 Apr 2018

Samoa's Malietoa to be sentenced next month

1:17 pm on 30 April 2018

The son of the late head of state of Samoa is due to be sentenced next month after he was found guilty of charges including being armed with a dangerous weapon.

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Fa'amausili Moli Malietoa was also found guilty by a district court judge of uttering insults and object throwing.

Fa'amausili is the son of Malietoa Tanumafili II.

The Samoa Observer reported the verdict followed a trial held earlier this year and the charges relate to a family dispute.

Fa'amausili originally faced four charges, but the charge of assault was dismissed.

Sentencing for the matter has been scheduled for 24 May.

Last December the Land and Titles Court ruled in favour of Fa'amausili getting the Malietoa title.

The high paramount chiefly title had been vacant since the death of Malietoa Tanumafili II in 2007, because of ongoing dissension over which branch of the family should hold it.