8 Aug 2019

Samoan woman accused of beating daughter to death

12:23 pm on 8 August 2019

The Supreme Court in Samoa has issued an arrest warrant for a pregnant woman accused of beating her one-year-old baby to death.

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Talamua Online reported that Auto'a Tiatia Maisa failed to appear in court when the matter was called earlier this week.

The 23-year-old is facing four charges, including failing to provide the necessities of life, manslaughter, being armed with a dangerous object, and assault.

The death happened in June when the woman allegedly struck the baby girl on the head with a broom handle.

She reportedly has two other children.