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Wednesday 9 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Crown in opening its case today in the murder trial of a Chinese couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen, who were found with multiple stab wounds at a vegetable plantation last year, submitted that the accused Sitiveni ‘Esi Muli (17) had intended to commit the murders.
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Wednesday 9 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sitiveni ‘Esi Muli (17) today changed his plea to guilty in regards to two alternative counts of manslaughter in relation to the death of a Chinese couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen, who were found with multiple stab wounds at a vegetable plantation on February 25, last year. But the Crown Prosecutor was not satisfied and is continuing with the murder charges.
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Monday 7 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sitiveni ‘Esi Muli (17) today pleaded not guilty to multiple charges, including murder in relation to the death of a Chinese couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen who were found dead with multiple stab wounds at a bush allotment last year. A co-accused Sami Kaho Jr. (15) will now become a witness for the Crown, after charges against him were dismissed.
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Wednesday 12 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 35-year-old woman who was convicted of serious fraudulent conversion by a government servant in Vava’u was sentenced to three-years and three-months imprisonment on December 10, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 7 December 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sami Likiliki Fisilau (52) was sentenced to two and a half-years imprisonment after pleading guilty to serious bodily harm and domestic violence committed on his 44-year-old wife in Vaini last year. “Domestic issues are no justification or excuse for violence and domestic abuse will be met with firm penalties," Mr Justice Cato told him.
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Tuesday 20 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A stepfather was sentenced to 12 and a half years imprisonment for numerous offences that included serious indecent assault of his two young stepdaughters and raping one of them. The mother (42) who helped him commit some of these serious sexual offences was sentenced to seven years and three months imprisonment. The judge agreed that the offendings constituted a grave breach of trust and the sentence imposed should reflect it.
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Tuesday 30 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosaia Latu was found guilty of serious arson of a motor vehicle valued at $16,000 pa’anga at a home in Havelu in November 2015. After a fight earlier that day, he encouraged his uncle to burn a van.
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Monday 29 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 23-year-old man, Halahone Taliai, was sentenced to 13-years imprisonment for the callous manslaughter of ‘Aiveni Tui (36), whom he struck with a machete at Vaini in 2016. His younger brother, Sosefo Malimali Vea, received two years and 3 months sentence, after being convicted on a lesser count..
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Monday 8 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Uasi Musika (48) was convicted on two counts of possession of cannabis seeds and plant material seized by Tonga Police at a property in Fo’ui last year.
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Monday 24 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A stepfather was found guilty by a Supreme Court judge, on numerous counts that included serious indecent assault of his two young step-daughters and raping one of them, while the mother was found guilty of helping him commit several of these serious sexual offences, which took place last year in Tongatapu. Name suppression was ordered by the judge to protect the identity of the victims.
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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prosecutions for illicit drugs in Tonga may be in jeopardy, a judge has warned, after discharging a man charged with possession of methamphetamine, due to the prosecution's failure to admit analyst evidence, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa on August 29. Hon. Mr Justice Cato said new legislation is urgently required in Tonga regarding analyst evidence of drug identity or there will be serious consequences for law enforcement and the health of Tongans.
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Wednesday 29 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of two teenage boys charged with murder in relation to the death of a Chinese couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen is set to run from January 7-18, 2019.
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Tuesday 7 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two teenage boys charged with murder in relation to the death of a Chinese couple, Mr Feng Sheng Pei and Mrs Su Jie Wen, in February pleaded not guilty on August 7, during arraignment at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court.
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Thursday 2 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Taufa Fevaleaki whose name was blacklisted from flying out of Tonga was found guilty of making a false statement, when applying for a Tongan passport on a second name in 2014.
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Thursday 7 June 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men received imprisonment sentences on May 29 at the Supreme Court, after pleading guilty to possession of cannabis that included seeds found to have been germinating, possibly for cultivation.
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Thursday 5 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two civil servants working for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning have pleaded not guilty to fraud charges, at their arraignments at the Supreme Court in Neiafu on Wednesday, April 4.
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Tuesday 3 April 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A criminal trial that was to start on April 3 in Neiafu, Vava'u, during a Supreme Court circuit has been adjourned after a man accused of indecent assault was reported to have fled Vava'u.
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Friday 2 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 24-year old man has been detained in custody to be sentenced on two counts of rape committed in 2013, after being convicted at the Supreme Court.
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Thursday 1 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hekisou Fifita (48) who pleaded guilty and was convicted of carrying a .22 rifle inside a bar in Nuku’alofa with the intention to commit an offence, received a fully suspended sentence on January 26, at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 22 December 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Petelo Tapueluelu who pleaded guilty to the manslaughter death of Kelekolio Fahiua in Neiafu received a fully suspended jail sentence on December 7.
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