Man in Court for wife’s death in Samoa
A man accused of killing his wife has appeared before Chief Justice Patuiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu in the Supreme Court.
Faitasia Fa’alaa faced a murder charge in relation to the death of his wife last month.
The death of the Toamua woman was initially reported as a suicide case. But an investigation by the Police led to his arrest and the subsequent murder charge.
In Court on Monday, the man appeared without a lawyer.
So His Honour Chief Justice Patu suggested to him that he might like to seek legal representation given the seriousness of the charge he faces.
The man agreed.
As a result, the hearing was adjourned until 3 December 2012 as Fa’alaa– who has yet to enter a plea - was instructed to find a lawyer.
The deceased woman was a 29-year-old mother from Vailoa, Aleipata. She resided at her husband’s family at Toamua when she died.