A 25-year-old mother of two, who was beaten to death by her estranged husband last week, died a very violent death beside her children.
So said her cousin, Fa’alagilagi, who told the Samoa Observer that Fatima Tupa’i was bashed with a rock used to mash Samoan cocoa by an intoxicated and a stoned man he had been separated from.
The attack occurred during the early hours of last Sunday morning while Fatima and her children were sleeping. Their eldest is twoyears- old with the baby being one month old. The woman’s elderly grandmother was also nearby.