Samoan accused of murder, guilty of manslaughter
A Samoan father of seven who killed his son with a machete has had murder charges against him dismissed by a panel of five assessors.
They instead found him guilty of manslaughter after a week long hearing presided over by Justice Vui Clarence Nelson.
The Samoa Observer reported that Afereti Talato Mapusua of Falelauniu, attacked son, slashing him on the neck.
Afereti, who had a history of domestic violence has been remanded until 4 December for sentencing.