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Monday 18 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men charged with the murder of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) had their cases adjourned to April 22, after they were called this morning at the Fasi Magistrate's Court in Nuku'alofa.
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Tuesday 12 February 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five men charged with murder in the death of Sione Feimoefiafi (49) who was beaten at and outside Tali’eva Bar, are due to appear in Court on Monday, February 18.
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Wednesday 10 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Finau Katoa (20) is the man charged with murder in relation to the death of a 40-year-old man at Vaiola Hospital on September 26
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Thursday 8 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Hateni Kaufusi (32) who is charged with murder in relation to the death of Tolifili Tu'alau (27), appeared at the Nukunuku Magistrate’s Court on February 8, and was moved to Hu'atolitoli Prison until February 15.
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Friday 3 November 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who is wanted in Tonga on the charge of brutally murdering his wife in July 2016 has been ordered released in Hawaii, after the United States District Court on November 1 ordered the dismissal of his extradition. The Tonga Government sought Fletcher's extraditon for the offenses of murder, manslughter, and inflicting grievous bodily harm. However, the US Secretary of State had "determined that Fletcher could not be guaranteed a fair trial in Tonga" because he did not have funds to defend himself.
Friday 25 November 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54), who is wanted for murder in Tonga, was handed over to three U.S Marshalls in American Samoa earlier this week and escorted to Honolulu to appear at a Federal Court.
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Friday 4 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Five Tongan Police Officers in Neiafu, Vava’u are under investigation in relation to the escape of murder-accused American, Dean Jay Fletcher, from a police station on Thursday, September 29.
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Monday 31 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men and two teenaged boys who are charged with the murder of ‘Aiveni Teisina (36), who was allegedly assaulted with a machete, are due back in court this week.
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Wednesday 12 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
American Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who remain behind bars in Pago Pago on a charge of entering the territory illegally was revealed to have used a guard’s mobile phone allegedly to call someone in Tonga.
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Friday 7 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Attorney General’s Office is asking the United States for a provisional arrest warrant of Dean Jay Fletcher, who is accused of murdering his wife in Neiafu, Vava'u. Fletcher fled police custody on September 29 and sailed to American Samoa in his yacht Sea Oak. Tonga is seeking an extradition - a complex process which is expected to take "some time".
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Wednesday 5 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Escaped prisoner Dean Jay Fletcher, who fled Tonga, was arrested in American Samoa yesterday because he entered the Pago Pago harbour without a permit, Tonga's Minister of Police Hon. Pohiva Tu'ionetoa told parliament this morning.
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Friday 30 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Police are remaining tight-lipped today, over how an accused murder suspect Dean Jay Fletcher managed to escape their custody yesterday and flee on his yacht 'Sea Oak'. He has not been recaptured and was last seen heading out of Tongan waters. It is alleged he beat his wife to death while visiting Vava'u.
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Monday 2 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 31-year-old man, facing a murder charge in the death of his older brother, is to appear at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court on 25 May.
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Tuesday 20 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paea Winston Helu (32) the man charged with the murder of a 19-year-old youth in Nuku’alofa on Sunday, May 11 remains in custody after appearing at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court today, May 20.
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