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Teen sentenced to life for murder of couple in Tonga

Tonga Supreme Court building
Source: RNZI

Nuku'alofa, TONGA —  A 17-year-old has been sentenced to life imprisonment in Tonga for the murder of a married couple in February 2018.

Matangi Tonga reports Sitiveni 'Esi Muli was sentenced for the brutal killing of Feng Sheng Pei and Su Jie Wen.

Muli was found guilty of two counts of murder and one of armed robbery in the Supreme Court.

The teenager is said to have stolen the couple's vehicle after he killed them at their vegetable farm in Lakepa.

The couple, who were both in their 50s, were found with multiple stab wounds caused by Muli, who used a machete and scissors to commit murder.