Facebook posts suspected in murderous rage

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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A 14-year-old boy has been charged with murder following an incident where it is alleged that he used a stone to kill a 16-year-old boy.

The death and the subsequent arrest were confirmed by the Police Spokesperson, Maotaoalii Kaioneta Kitiona.

He could not reveal the identities of the boys involved given their ages.

But he confirmed that the differences that led to the alleged attack was the result of posts on Facebook.

Asked to elaborate, the Spokesperson said he was not at liberty to give more details as the Police are continuing their investigation.

“We will have more details when the investigation is completed,” he said.

In the meantime, two other deaths were reported to Police last week.

A 25-year-old male is suspected to have committed suicide while a 35-year-old man drowned in Savai’i.

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