A party of excessive drinking resulted in a man getting so drunk that he killed his cousin, the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court heard.
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Results for murder
Friday 10 February 2006
Friday 8 April 2005
North Harbour, New Zealand
Tongan juries often bring in verdicts of manslaughter (killing by an unlawful act such as assault, without the intent to kill) rather than murder (intentional killing of another, or recklessness as to the outcome of a grievous assault) when the facts clearly support a finding of murder. -David Garrett
Tuesday 1 February 2005
A man has been charged with murder following the death of 'Otuhouma Loto'aniu 39, of Houmakelikao, at his home on Sunday, January 30.