5 Nov 2018

Samoa Supreme Court orders Fepulea’i re-trial

9:55 am on 5 November 2018

The Supreme Court in Samoa has quashed a District Court decision to discharge without conviction the President of the Lands and Titles court.


Fepulea'i-Attila-Ropati.jpg Photo: RNZ Pacific /Tipi Autagavaia

Fepulea'i Attila Ropati pleaded guilty to one count of actual bodily harm with intent after he struck the head of a security guard with an empty bottle at a function last December

The victim required hospital treatment for the resulting injury.

The District Court decision was appealed by the prosecution to the Supreme Court which has yet to set a date for the re-trial.