Police have arrested two men in connection with the brutal death of a 53-year-old man from Vailele.
This was confirmed by Police Superintendent and Media Spokesperson, Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo.
He said two men have been charged with first degree murder.
According to the statement issued by the Police on the matter, the deceased suffered severe injuries to the head which led to his death.
Police reports say the accused had consumed alcohol during the day and in the evening there was a disagreement which led to his injuries.
Auapa’au declined to comment as to what is the personal connection between the deceased and the murder defendants.
However, Police officers who are not allowed to talk to the media stated the accused is the deceased’s step son and brother-in-law.
Furthermore, the Police officers told the Sunday Samoan the deceased had allegedly assaulted his wife.
“The step son and his uncle tried to stop the deceased from assaulting his wife, that’s when it’s alleged that he was struck on the head with an object,” said the Police.
As first reported earlier this week, the neighbour told the Sunday Samoan that the deceased was consuming alcohol earlier in the day and was found in the evening with severe injuries to his head.
“He was making unreasonable noise because he was overly intoxicated and was later found unconscious in the back of his house with severe injuries to his head."
“Unfortunately, the man died on his way to the hospital.”