Baby dumping suspect granted study leave
The 22-year-old woman accused of dumping a newborn baby girl at Mulifanua has successfully applied for an adjournment to allow her to sit exams before she can enter a plea.
Afioae Sale was represented by defence lawyer Su’a Hellene Wallwork who made the request for a final adjournment for the defendant to sit her upcoming exams at a local university.
The prosecutor and Attorney General lawyer, Fuifui Ioane, did not oppose the adjournment as they too need to finalise their charges.
Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala – Warren granted the final adjournment until 2 December.
The newborn baby, alleged to been dumped by Ms. Sale, is one of two babies that were abandoned within two months in Upolu.
The first baby boy which is suspected to be 6 months old was found at Laulii.
Both babies who have been given the name Tautai and Teviti Angel Aumuaga were buried at the Tafaigata cemetery last month.