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Girl charged over Facebook stabbing in Samoa

A 23-year-old girl from the village of Iva, Savai’i has been charged with actual bodily harm for stabbing an 18-year-old over comments made on Facebook.The incident took place in front of a shop at Salelavalu, Savai’i, last Saturday.The victim, Va’asilitino Leauanae is recovering at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital.Assistant Police Commissioner, Le’aupepe Fatu Pula said the girl is scheduledto appear before the District Court on 23 January 2013.Speaking to the Samoa Observer, Mr. Leauanae said he was stabbed twice, first on his side and then on his back.“I’m just grateful to be alive,” he said.