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Monday 28 July 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kilifi Nau (55) was sentenced to life imprisonment by Justice Cato at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on 17 July, for murdering a 25-year-old woman in December 2012.
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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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Tuesday 24 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Four men, including three policemen convicted of manslaughter and assault in relation to the death of New Zealand police officer Kali Fungavaka, will be sentenced on Tuesday, 1 July.
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Thursday 12 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Patelesio Mafi (66) received a three-year suspended sentence on Wednesday, June 11 for attacking his nephew Richard Mafi (39) with a machete at the family Ha’amoko Bakery in 2011. He was ordered to pay $1,000 in compensation to the victim.
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Friday 6 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Police Inspector Kelepi Hala’ufia and Police Constable Salesi Maile were this morning convicted of manslaughter for the death of New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka in Nuku’alofa in 2012. They are remanded in custody for sentencing.
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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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Friday 16 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In sentencing Fifita ‘Ofa (35) to 13-years imprisonment for the death of her 14-year-old daughter last August, and imposing prison sentences on two others, a Supreme Court judge said today in denouncing their conduct that the repeated beating of the child by her mother and uncle was extremely cruel, and a paramount sentencing was considered to protect children and young persons from violence.
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Wednesday 14 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Verdicts in the trial of five policemen accused of manslaughter in Kali Fungavaka’s death are expected to be delivered on June 6, at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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Monday 12 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Final submissions from counsel in the trial of five policemen accused in Kali Fungavaka’s death started today but its publication was suppressed by the judge at the Nuku’alofa Supreme Court.
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