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Thursday 2 September 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A prisoner, Mikaele Hoponoa Pahulu (41) is charged with manslaughter in the death of Nafetalai Latu (71), who was a patient at the Psychiatric Ward in Vaiola Hospital in 2019.
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Thursday 26 August 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sioeli Tapueluelu (37) was sentenced today to 12-years imprisonment for manslaughter in the death of a 27-year-old, whom he punched and hit on the head with a wok frying pan. “His history and senseless outburst of violence in this case, resulting in the death of an innocent young man, make him a serious danger to society, which this Court must strive to protect,” said Lord Chief Justice Whitten. He called the defendant’s savage attack “a gutless act of cowardice in initiating the assault.”
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Friday 30 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Siosaia Tu Maile (20) was sentenced yesterday to eight-years imprisonment for the manslaughter death of Ned Cook (67), the Salvation Army Team Leader in Nuku'alofa in 2020, who was punched in the face when he was walking home from an evening out. "In that split second of senseless brutality, one life was ended and the liberty of another must now be severely curtailed," said the Chief Justice. He noted that in Tonga, some in the community tend to resort to violence to address any annoyance, no matter how small. “This case must serve to deter others from such behaviour, which will be met with severe sentences from the Courts.”
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Wednesday 28 July 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sioeli Tapueluelu (37) has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in relation to the death of a 27-year-old whom he repeatedly hit on the head, including using a frying pan during an altercation in 2020.
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Friday 25 June 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A jury has found Sosaia Tū Maile (20) guilty of manslaughter in the death of Ned Samson Cook (67), the Salvation Army Team Leader, in Nuku'alofa in 2020.
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Monday 11 January 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The 19-year-old boy who is charged with manslaughter in the death of another 19-year-old boy on Christmas morning in Longolongo is expected to appear on January 18, at the Fasi Magistrate's Court.
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Tuesday 29 December 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old youth has been charged with manslaughter in the death of another 19-year-old boy on Christmas morning at a home in Longolongo.
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Wednesday 21 October 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who caused the death of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) by stomping on his head outside the Tali‘eva Bar in the Nuku'alofa CBD in 2019 were sentenced to imprisonment today, October 21.
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Wednesday 16 September 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who caused the death of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) by stomping on his head at and outside the Tali‘eva Bar in the Nuku'alofa CBD in 2019, were today found guilty of manslaughter. They are detained in police custody for sentencing in October.
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Wednesday 15 July 2020

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga ‘Akau’ola was sentenced at the Supreme Court to eight-years and nine-months imprisonment for the manslaughter death of Paea Lolohea in 2018.
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Friday 26 July 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men who were acquitted of manslaughter, due to lack of evidence offered by the Crown, pleaded guilty to a lesser count of common assault in the death of a man in Pelehake, in 2017.
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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Uilisoni Falahola was acquitted of manslaughter in the electrocution death of a man in Kolomotu'a in a verdict delivered by the Lord Chief Justice in his on June 19 at the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Monday 17 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Emilio To’a has been sentenced to five-years and six-months imprisonment for manslaughter in the death of Siaosi Tupa, who he stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto, last year.
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Monday 13 May 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
'Emilio To‘a this morning changed his plea to guilty to an alternative charge of manslaughter in the death of Siaosi ‘Okusitino Tupa, who died after being stabbed multiple times with a knife during a drunken brawl at Fangaloto in March, 2018.
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Wednesday 30 January 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hateni Kaufusi (32) was sentenced to five-years nine-months imprisonment for manslaughter, when he stabbed Tolifili Tu'alau with a pair of scissors during a fight at Te’ekiu in February last year.
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Wednesday 28 November 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men have been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a 19-year-old male teen on November 26 at Vaiola Hospital.
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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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Tuesday 4 September 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Ioane Moala (46) is the man who died from serious injuries after being assaulted allegedly during a drunken brawl in Neiafu on Saturday night, September 1.
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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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Wednesday 20 September 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand High Court has sentenced a 26-year-old man, Luigi Havea (of Tongan descent) to 10 years and 3 months imprisonment for kidnapping and manslaughter in relation to death of a 50-year-old woman in Auckland last year.
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