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Thursday 22 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American citizen, who remains detained in custody on charges relating to the death of his Canadian wife on a yacht in Neiafu, Vava’u, this year has been charged with murder. He is set to appear in October for arraignment.
Friday 12 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Semisi Lolohea (27) and Monalisa Manumu’a (25) were sentenced to nine-years imprisonment for the manslaughter death of ‘Eneasi Tu’ineau (48), a father of six children, who was beaten to death with heavy sticks in 2013, at Afa in Tongatapu.
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Friday 5 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 56-year-old Canadian woman who was found dead in a yacht in Vava’u last month was buried at ‘Ahomatafolau Cemetery in Neiafu on Friday, 29 July after a post mortem examination was completed in Nuku’alofa.
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Wednesday 3 August 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ten men and boys accused of manslaughter in the death of ‘Alani Fuapau (19) who was allegedly beaten and stomped to death in Taufa’ahau Road on the night of July 9, are to be tried at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.
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Saturday 6 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita ‘Ahoafi was sentenced to four-years imprisonment on Friday, 5 February for the manslaughter death of his paternal grand-uncle whom he killed in 2013 when he repeatedly struck him with a metallic pipe and a piece of wood at Ha’avakatolo, Tongatapu.
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Thursday 28 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Lokoua Taufahema (42) was sentenced to 12-years imprisonment for the manslaughter death of his wife who died from severe burns when in a cruel act he poured hot cooking oil on her at Navutoka in December, 2014.
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Wednesday 16 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paea Winston Helu (32) has been jailed for seven and a half years for killing 19-year-old Feleti Veikoso, whom he beat up and left severely injured in front of Hala-‘o-vave Primary School in Nuku’alofa last year.
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Tuesday 10 November 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A convicted murderer, who had received a life sentence for murdering his fiancé in New Zealand in 2003, killed again in Tonga only a few months after his release and deportation to Tonga in December 2013.
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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two police officers were acquitted of the manslaughter of ‘Inoke Pepa, and alternative charges of causing grievous bodily harm and common assault, by Mr Justice Cato, in the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court yesterday, 28 April.
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Wednesday 22 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Supreme Court judge will deliver his verdict on Monday, 27 April in the trial of two policemen charged with manslaughter in the death of a 20-year-old man in 2012.
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Friday 10 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of two policemen charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of ‘Inoke Pepa (20) in Vaini in 2012 began this week, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the Crown against a fully suspended sentence imposed on Sau’iluma Guttenbeil, who was convicted of manslaughter at the Supreme Court.
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Wednesday 14 January 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sau‘iluma Guttenbeil who was found guilty of manslaughter for the death of her husband after running him over with her vehicle in Neiafu in 2012, has received a suspended sentence.
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Monday 27 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 38 year old mother of seven, Sau’iluma Guttenbeil, was acquitted of murdering her husband after she ran over him with her four-wheel drive vehicle in Neiafu in 2012, but was found guilty of manslaughter at the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa last week.
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Wednesday 9 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hon Justice Cato sentenced Police Inspector Kelepi Hala’ufia to 11 years and Police Constable Salesi Maile to nine years in the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court this morning, 9 July.
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Tuesday 1 July 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sentencing of the two policemen convicted of the convicted of manslaughter in the death of New Zealand Police Officer Kali Fungavaka in 2012 has been adjourned until next week, on Wednesday, July 9 at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Saturday 7 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of Kali Fungavaka was a tragedy for everyone, the Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee said, after hearing the verdict in the manslaughter trial of the five arresting officers at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court yesterday, June 6.
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Friday 30 May 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury today found Semisi Kalisitiane Manu not guilty of manslaughter, but convicted him on an alternative charge of grievous bodily harm in relation to Kali Fungavaka’s death.
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Thursday 29 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Closing submissions from counsel in the jury-trial into the death of Kali Fungavaka was completed today with final direction from the judge expected tomorrow May 30, before the jury retires to deliberate on a verdict.
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Tuesday 27 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A surgeon specialist told the jury-trial into the death of Kali Fungavaka today that the deceased had sustained head injuries that included multiple skull fractures on the top of his head, when examined upon admission to Vaiola Hospital on August 18, 2012.
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