Suspect for Second Father’s Day Death Appears in Court


A 39 year old originally charged with ‘causing injury’ in the District Court has been transferred to the the Supreme Court to face a murder charge.

It is alleged that Talaitau Niue of Satitoa, Aleipata caused the death of a man from the same village when a fight broke out after a drinking session during the recent Father’s Day long weekend.


This is the second death involving alcohol during the Father’s Day long weekend this year.  A 20 year old youth also appeared in Court this week facing a murder charge for the death of a 43 year old father of seven who passed away after five days at the TTMH Intensive Care Unit.

Marieta H Ilalio