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ATTEMPTED MURDER

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stabbing another man with a knife last week is now in custody after he was arrested by police. Auau Papalii made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell, while Assistant Public...
Peter Tulaga wearing a white siglet
Apia, SAMOA — The man who shot his 34 year old girlfriend on the face at close range, disfiguring her for life, was jailed this week for 28 years for attempted murder. Peter Tulaga, 35 years old, left the court immediately, while his sister and family members waited to say goodbye. In court, the...
Peter Tulaga in while singlet
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Supreme Court has imposed a 28 year jail sentence on a man who tried to murder his partner. Peter Tulaga was found guilty of attempted murder by a panel of assessors during a trial in May. The presiding judge also found him guilty of other charges, including having an illegal...
Thomas Siaumau
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Day three of the case against Thomas Siaumau saw the government call only one witness to the stand — DPS evidence custodian, Officer Zenophia Jennings, who has been on the police force for over 15 years, with four of them as Evidence Custodian. The focus of day three was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea dismissed without prejudice yesterday morning, the government's case against Savelio Vaimoe, who was charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault. Vaimoe, who has been held without bond since last month,...
Thomas Siaumau
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two government witnesses revealed during the first day of Thomas Siaumau’s jury trial, that they heard multiple gunshots on the night of Dec. 14, 2017 near Tafuna Elementary School. One witness said it sounded like a “Faga Ofe” (bamboo cannon) while the other said it was...
Thomas Siaumau
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Jury instructions and opening statements for the jury trial of a man accused of shooting at a police vehicle while a police officer was inside began yesterday in High Court. Thomas Siaumau, who has been held in custody without bail since his arrest last year, is charged...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man charged with attempted murder and first degree assault for allegedly trying to slice his sponsor's throat while he lay sleeping, has been found competent by a doctor who examined him. Savelio Vaimoe a.k.a. Seumau appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault for allegedly trying to slice his sponsor's throat is remanded to custody without bail, due to his immigration status. Vaimoe Seumalu appeared in District Court yesterday for a status hearing,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man alleged to have been upset with his sponsor because of issues stemming from the disbursement of a FEMA check has been arrested and charged with second degree attempted murder and first degree assault. Vaimoe Seumau made his initial appearance in District Court...

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