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Results for causing serious bodily harm

Wednesday 27 March 2024

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An intoxicated driver, Tepi Angilau, is serving 10-months in prison for causing serious bodily harm to her partner at the time, who was a passenger, when she was driving under the influence of alcohol on a night out.
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Monday 22 May 2023

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alaponi Vaomotou (46) was sentenced to three-years nine-months imprisnment for causing serious bodily harm, when he injured his neighbour on the arm with a machete, at Fou'i. The judge said it was his second conviction for a machete attack. “I consider Mr Vaomotou poses a real danger to the public, consequently none of his sentence will be suspended."
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Friday 2 September 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Ma’afu Ledger (42) was sentenced to four-years imprisonment for causing serious bodily harm, when he struck a 62-year-old man with a can of beer, resulting in permanent blindness in the vitcim's right eye.
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Monday 18 July 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Osaiasi Naulumatua (38) was sentenced to two two-years two-months imprisonment for causing serious bodily harm, that indirectly resulted in the death of another man. He is very fortunate not to have not been charged with manslaughter. This is yet another sad and tragic case where a violent, alcohol fuelled, outburst has resulted, at least indirectly, in death, said the Lord Chief Justice.
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Tuesday 11 May 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Alifeleti Uasi (18) was sentenced today to 18-months imprisonment for causing serious bodily harm, when he injured a shopkeeper with rocks at a Chinese shop. He was drunk and was denied getting a can of soda, which he did not have enough money for. The judge said it was clear that the accused had a very real problem with alcohol.
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