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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Bail is set at $5,000 for a man who allegedly struck another man with a metal pipe, while he was naked in bed with his wife. The defendant is charged with one count of second degree assault, a class D felony; and third degree assault (domestic violence), a class A...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa convicted of raping his partner and pointing a gun to her face is going to jail. Kueva J. McFall, 40, appeared in court last week for sentencing. Assistant Public Defender Ryan Anderson defended, while prosecuting was Assistant Attorney General Laura...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi who allegedly assaulted his wife by repeatedly punching her on the back of her head and on her left arm was remanded to TCF custody last Thursday, after District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea denied a defense motion to release the defendant on his own...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man facing "several matters" including a current criminal case, a criminal summons, an outstanding bench warrant (for failing to appear on an Order to Show Cause in 2016), and outstanding fines of $150 is remanded to custody at the Territorial Correctional Facility (...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with assaulting his wife has entered a 'not guilty' plea to the three charges against him: public peace disturbance, third degree assault, and endangering the welfare of a child. (To protect the identity of the victim and the children, Samoa News is...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a man charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence) for allegedly assaulting his wife earlier this week has been transferred to the Family, Drug, and Alcohol (FDA) court. (To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa...
Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi says there is no more room for excuses when it comes to efforts to address domestic violence. Tuilaepa made the comment during the Samoa launch of the European Union-United Nations Spotlight Initiative on Tuesday. Held at Taumeasina...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The District Court will hear today from Immigration, the status of a man charged with private peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence). James Aru, a citizen of Vanuatu, made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning where he entered...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — "The situation is different here, in that, one cannot comply with the law because another didn't comply." These were the words of District Court Judge Fiti Sunia last Thursday when Matai'a Mataio made his initial appearance after being charged with domestic violence....
 Deputy PM Fiame Naomi Mataafa, Minister of Women, Community and Social Development, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, and Sister Vitolia Mo’a, Advocate and Academic.
Apia, SAMOA — Samoan men should take more responsibility during the holiday period to reduce domestic violence. That's the message from the Minister for Women, Faimalotoa Kika Stowers, who told TV1 that her ministry was continuing efforts to combat the problem. Faimalotoa urged men to drink in...

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