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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 30-year-old man accused of using a sharp weapon to cause head injuries to another man has pled guilty. Fa’avae Tagaloa was initially charged with felony first degree assault, punishable by life in prison or at least 30 years. But under a plea agreement with the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi accused of attempting to assault his brother’s wife while she was holding her 18-month-old son was arrested last week. Fred Taavili Jr made his initial appearance in District Court where Judge Elvis P. Patea granted a motion from the defense attorney...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against the 46-year-old man from Samoa charged with second degree assault, felonious restrain, and public peace disturbance for allegedly trying to kill his wife has been bound over to High Court where arraignment will take place this morning.  (Samoa News is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The owner of a rental unit in the Tafuna area who was charged and convicted of assaulting his tenants — a man and his daughter — was sentenced to 12 months probation last week in District Court. Anapu Toleafoa was initially charged with second-degree assault, a class D...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA  — A 44-year-old farmer who drove his wife to Leone for the alleged purpose of beating and killing her because of his suspicions that she was having an affair with a bus driver was arrested last week. The government claims that the suspect’s plan to kill his wife was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 36-year-old man convicted of assaulting another man by poking his neck with a knife and punching him in the face multiple times is going to jail. Anapapa Mulitalo, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $15,000 surety bond, has been...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of using the handle of a machete to assault another man has been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment for second degree felony assault. Allen Tagaloa was initially charged with first degree assault, a felony punishable by a possible life sentence, or between...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A man with an outstanding arrest warrant was taken into custody last week after police picked him up for a public peace disturbance matter in Tafuna. Isitolo Kolia Jr, 45, made his initial appearance in court yesterday morning. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Seven members of the Nuuuli Church of Christ, including senior preachers, were arrested Sunday night on the allegation that they assaulted a couple from the church. The defendants spent the night at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) before they made their...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man from Tafuna with a long criminal history entered into a plea agreement with the government last week before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea.. Lavea’i Olotupu, who is on probation, was initially charged with 4 misdemeanors including 2 counts of third...

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