Trial of husband accused of killing his C.E.O. wife to proceed

The trial of Kolani Junior Lam – who is accused of murdering his wife and former Unit Trust of Samoa C.E.O. Sa'u Justina Sa'u – will proceed next month.

The hearing has been set for the week commencing 30th September and is scheduled for two weeks.

The date was scheduled upon agreement between Assistant Attorney General, Magele Leone Su'a, Lam's lawyer, Lei'ataualesa Komisi Koria and Justice Mata Tuatagaloa.

Kolani Lam's trial will follow his matter entering a court of appeal either on September 9 or 16. 

Lam's case hearing has been scheduled to run for two weeks to allow for unforeseen "roll-overs"

Lam has been denied bail twice and the Court turned down his application to have his trial proceed without assessors. 

Prosecutor Magele Leone Su'a said she does not know which denied application Lam is appealing.

"I’m not really sure; we don’t know we haven’t been served," she said.

Lam faces a murder charge, alternative charges of manslaughter, common assault in respect of his step daughter, possession of narcotics and conspiracy to defeat the cause of justice. 

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