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Samoa man charged with murder in son’s death

Two policemen outside Samoa's police station

Apia, SAMOA — Samoa police are investigating the death of a man who allegedly died after he was beaten by his 58-year-old father.

The incident was confirmed in a Police weekly update posted on their Facebook page.

The 35-year-old man is from Vaitele fou and Safotu, Savai’i.

“On the 10th September, CID received a called from the National Health Services regarding a male 35 years of Vaitele-fou and Safotu Savaii who was brought by Ambulance to the hospital upon the request of the family,” the Police update said. 

“He died on his way to the hospital.”

The Police preliminary investigation found that the deceased was intoxicated and was then assaulted by his father.

Read more at Samoa Observer