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Thursday 15 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A funeral procession for Mr and Mrs Wen, a Chinese couple who were allegedly murdered at a bush allotment at Matafonua last month, left a Nuku’alofa mortuary for Fua’amotu International Airport at noon today, 15 March.
Wednesday 14 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Emilio To’a (21) who has been charged with murder at Fangaloto earlier this month, will appear at the Nuku'alofa, Magistrate’s Court on March 16.
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Friday 9 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Opinion by Rev Dr Ma'afu Palu of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga.
Wednesday 7 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There have been six alleged murders in Tonga since February 4. The latest occurred on Sunday 4 March when a 24-year-old man died after he was stabbed during a fight at Fangaloto.
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Monday 5 March 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The two teenage boys aged 17 and 15 who were charged with the murder of a Chinese couple at Matafonua, are revealed to have been escaped prisoners.
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Saturday 3 March 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two teenage boys aged 17 and 15, have been charged with the murder of a Chinese couple who were found dead with stab wounds in a bush allotment at Matafonua on Sunday 25 February. Tonga Police confirmed that the boys were arrested on Thursday 1 March.
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Friday 16 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A male security guard at Nauti Ruby's Bar on the Faua Wharf at Ma'ufanga, was today charged with the murder of a man in his early 20s, whom he allegedly beat up with a baseball bat on Friday night, February 9.
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Monday 5 February 2018
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 32-year-old man from Te'ekiu is charged with murder in relation to the death of a 27-year-old man who died last night, February 4, after his body was found injured with stab wounds near a road at Fatai.
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Monday 28 August 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old male patient at the psychiatric ward at Vaiola Hospital has been charged with murder in relation to the death of another male patient on Friday, August 25.
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Tuesday 11 July 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 25-year-old man who was arrested in relation to the death of a 51-year-old man, whom he allegedly assaulted on a road at Ma’ufanga early Saturday morning, July 8, has been charged with murder.
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Monday 20 March 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The yacht Sea Oak, allegedly the scene of a murder in Vava'u last year, which was seized in Pago Pago, American Samoa has been taken off the island and its whereabouts remain unknown.
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Thursday 8 December 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Tonga has formally submitted an extradition request to the United States Government for the return of Dean Jay Fletcher (54) to be tried in Nuku’alofa to face a charge of murdering his wife in July this year in Neiafu, Vava'u.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three men and a 16-year-old boy have each been charged with the murder of ‘Aiveni Teisina (36) who died at Vaiola Hospital on Monday October 24 from serious injuries sustained after being allegedly assaulted with a machete, at a solar farm parking lot in Vaini.
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Thursday 13 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
No information yet has been released by Tonga Police on how American Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who is charged with his wife's murder escaped a police station in Neiafu, Vava’u last month. A team of Senior Police Officers led by Chief Inspector Meleane Taueli is currently investigating the escape.
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Friday 30 September 2016
Sydney, Australia
‘Alani Afu (49) otherwise known as ‘Alani Koloamatangi was extradited to Australia on Thursday morning, September 29 escorted by two New South Wales police officers on a Virgin direct flight from Fua'amotu International Airport to Sydney, where he was charged with murder he had allegedly committed some 26-years ago.
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Thursday 22 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An American citizen, who remains detained in custody on charges relating to the death of his Canadian wife on a yacht in Neiafu, Vava'u, this year has been charged with murder. He is set to appear in October for arraignment.
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Friday 3 June 2016

Yaren, Nauru
Nauru has abolished its death penalty and decriminalised homosexuality after recently amending its criminal code. Tonga and Papua New Guinea remain the only two countries in the Pacific to retain the death penalty for crimes such as murder, while six Pacific countries still criminalize homosexuality, including Tonga.
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Wednesday 20 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sio Vaka (19) has been charged with murder in the death of a 36-year-old man, Lipine Fakatene, whom he allegedly stabbed during a fight in Fua’amotu on Sunday night, 17 January.
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Monday 18 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old man has been charged with murder in relation to death of a 36-year-old man whom he allegedly stabbed during an incident in Fua’amotu on Sunday night, 17 January.
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Tuesday 21 July 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tevita Halelima Hafoka (25), charged with the murder of a 24-year-old soldier in a stabbing incident earlier this month, appeared at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 20 July.
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