Suspects arrested over death at Vaimea

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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Side of the road where the man was beaten.

Side of the road where the man was beaten.

Two young men are in custody charged with murder in relation to the death of a 34-year-old father of Vaimea.

Maotaoalii Kaioneta Kitiona, Police spokesperson confirmed this yesterday during the weekly press conference. 

He said the matter was referred to the Ministry around 1:30am Saturday from the National Health Services. 

He was told the deceased had passed away due to serious injuries on his face. 

The accused pair are 23 and 24 years old and will appear in the court on 25 August 2016. 

Maotaoalii said the incident was a result of a dispute between the accused men and the deceased. 

He said the deceased was intoxicated and was on his way home and approached the two defendants sitting on the side of the road. 

The deceased is a father of three children from the village of Vaimea. 

According to a family member of the deceased man, the family is struggling to come to terms with the loss.

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