21 year old youth from Samalaeulu Savaii charged with murder

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Translated from Faa-Samoa – In another tragic incident involving Samoa’s youth, a  21-year-old male faces murder charges for the death of a 22-year-old in Savaii.

Assistant Police Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai Keti, confirmed the 21-year-old was detained by Police at Tuasivi, and charged with murder.

The incident occurred last Friday night, in the village of Samalaeulu, Savaii, when a dispute arose between the two men.

The accused is from the village of Samalaeulu while the deceased man was a faiava at Samalaeulu – married a girl from the village.

“He was from Tuasivi and Fogapoa,” confirmed Papalii.

This is the first homicide case resulting from an assault, recorded for 2024.