We forgive, says daughter

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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It’s been seven months since Faagutu Kelekolio was murdered in cold blood on a cattle farm at Faleula Uta. 

Mrs Kelekolio was 49 years of age when she passed away and she left pain and sorrow in her family. 

“How she left was unexpected, and we were in total shocked when we heard about what had happen,” said Ferelini Kelekolio. 

Ferelini is the fourth daughter of Mrs Kelekolio’s eight children. 

She spoke highly about her mother and how she’s slowly accepting the fact that she is gone. 

“I already forgive whoever did it,” she said. 

“Although it was hard, hurt and pain but I have told myself to forgive,” Ms Kelekolio added. 

Police contact has all but stopped and  Ms Kelekolio said the last time they spoke with them was January of this year. 

“They haven’t visited our family since,” she added. 

According to Ms Kelekolio, her whole family was taken to the police station for questioning as were her younger brothers. 

“It was my father who they suspected for my mother’s murder,” said Ms Kelekolio. 

Ms Kelekolio said her father was shocked about what had happened. 

“He is not capable of doing something like that,” she added. 

Mrs Kelekolio was savagely stabbed during the early hours of Sunday morning 6th September 2015. 

Her body was found by young men who went to fetch some coconut leaves for their Sunday umu. 

A witness who spoke to Samoa Observer seven months ago, said the woman was “found naked with injuries on her cheeks, from what I saw, it looked like the murderer stabbed her with a knife. I think the person even used some rocks during the attack to inflict further injuries.” 

The police media officer Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu said police are still investigating the matter and no suspect has been found.

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