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Net widens in Samoa prison death probe

While a 21-year old inmate has been charged with the death of Hans Dalton, police officers at Tafa’igata Prison are also likely to face charges. An internal investigation – conducted by the Professional Standards Unit - is underway at the prison following confirmation that mentally ill New Zealander, Hans Dalton, was allegedly murdered on Boxing Day.Assistant Police Commissioner, Le’aupepe Fatu Pula told the Samoa Observer that “circumstances” and \intense media scrutiny in Samoa and overseas” drove the Police Commissioner to push for a further investigation after the initial findings where Mr. Dalton was thought to have committed suicide.“That was the notion at the time; that it was an alleged suicide