Sonatane Motu'apuaka Uaisele (29) was acquitted by jurors of grievous bodily harm after he was accused of striking a woman with a machete in 2017.
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Tuesday 22 May 2018
Tuesday 20 June 2017
Sio Vaka (20) was acquitted of manslaughter in relation to the stabbing death of Lipine Fakatene (33) in January last year, after a Supreme Court judge ruled this was self-defence during a tragic altercation at Fua'amotu. “Knives and other weapons should not be carried by young men for the purpose of fighting and this case is a demonstration of the very tragic consequences that can occur when they are,” said the Judge.