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Tuesday 7 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is disappointed with the United States Government's decision to dismiss Tonga's extradition request for American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54), who is wanted in Tonga on the charge of murdering his wife in July 2016, in Vava'u.
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Friday 3 November 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who is wanted in Tonga on the charge of brutally murdering his wife in July 2016 has been ordered released in Hawaii, after the United States District Court on November 1 ordered the dismissal of his extradition. The Tonga Government sought Fletcher's extraditon for the offenses of murder, manslughter, and inflicting grievous bodily harm. However, the US Secretary of State had "determined that Fletcher could not be guaranteed a fair trial in Tonga" because he did not have funds to defend himself.
Wednesday 5 April 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States Government is still considering the extradition of Dean Jay Fletcher, an American citizen who escaped police custody in Vava’u last year after being charged with the murder of his wife on their yacht Sea Oak.
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Monday 20 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The yacht Sea Oak, allegedly the scene of a murder in Vava'u last year, which was seized in Pago Pago, American Samoa has been taken off the island and its whereabouts remain unknown.
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Thursday 16 February 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The yacht Sea Oak, allegedly the scene of a murder in Vava'u, is reported to have been removed from Pago Pago in American Samoa and taken to Fiji. Murder accused Dean Jay Fletcher fled from Tonga on the Sea Oak in September last year before he was arrested in Pago Pago.
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Friday 3 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A US court in Hawaii has found that Dean Jay Fletcher, an American citizen charged with the murder of his wife in Tonga, is extraditable for each of the offences in which the Government of Tonga had applied for his return to Tonga.
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Thursday 8 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga has formally submitted an extradition request to the United States Government for the return of Dean Jay Fletcher (54) to be tried in Nuku’alofa to face a charge of murdering his wife in July this year in Neiafu, Vava'u.
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Friday 4 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Tongan Police Officers in Neiafu, Vava’u are under investigation in relation to the escape of murder-accused American, Dean Jay Fletcher, from a police station on Thursday, September 29.
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Thursday 13 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No information yet has been released by Tonga Police on how American Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who is charged with his wife's murder escaped a police station in Neiafu, Vava’u last month. A team of Senior Police Officers led by Chief Inspector Meleane Taueli is currently investigating the escape.
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Wednesday 12 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
American Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who remain behind bars in Pago Pago on a charge of entering the territory illegally was revealed to have used a guard’s mobile phone allegedly to call someone in Tonga.
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Friday 7 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Attorney General’s Office is asking the United States for a provisional arrest warrant of Dean Jay Fletcher, who is accused of murdering his wife in Neiafu, Vava'u. Fletcher fled police custody on September 29 and sailed to American Samoa in his yacht Sea Oak. Tonga is seeking an extradition - a complex process which is expected to take "some time".
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Wednesday 5 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Escaped prisoner Dean Jay Fletcher, who fled Tonga, was arrested in American Samoa yesterday because he entered the Pago Pago harbour without a permit, Tonga's Minister of Police Hon. Pohiva Tu'ionetoa told parliament this morning.
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Tuesday 4 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga Police have confirmed late this afternoon that their escaped prisoner Dean Jay Fletcher had been located in Pago Pago, American Samoa this morning where he has been now apprehended.
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Tuesday 4 October 2016

Pago Pago, American Samoa
The yacht Sea Oak sailed into Pago Pago Harbor this morning with one caucasian man on board believed to be murder fugitive Dean Jay Fletcher, according to reports coming out of American Samoa this afternoon.
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Monday 3 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
American Dean Jay Fletcher, a murder suspect, has disappeared into the blue yonder of the South Pacific after escaping custody from a police station in Neiafu, Vava'u and evading a police pursuit at sea on Thursday, September 29.
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Friday 30 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Police are remaining tight-lipped today, over how an accused murder suspect Dean Jay Fletcher managed to escape their custody yesterday and flee on his yacht 'Sea Oak'. He has not been recaptured and was last seen heading out of Tongan waters. It is alleged he beat his wife to death while visiting Vava'u.
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Thursday 29 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After a five hour stand-off a Tonga Police Search and Rescue boat was forced to pull out of a pursuit of the yacht 'Sea Oak' at 4:30pm today, after fugitive murder suspect Dean Jay Fletcher had fired several flares at the small police boat and threatened to set fire to it in northwest Vava'u waters, following his escape from custody in Neiafu earlier. International police services, maritime networks and commercial flights have been alerted for sightings of the desperate man.
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Thursday 29 September 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American, facing charges of murder in Tonga, escaped from the Vava’u Police this morning and fled on his yacht. Tonga Police are currently engaged in a dangerous confrontation with the man at sea, Northwest of Vava’u, and are attempting to re-apprehend him.
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