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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 39-year-old man who was accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he is sorry for his actions, and he will never beat his wife again. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man is behind bars after he allegedly beat his wife last week. The incident was reported to police during the early evening hours of Dec. 6 by the woman who claimed that the alleged beating took place inside their Tafuna home, in the presence of their three minor...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man was charged Monday in District Court after he allegedly stabbed his wife, 32, at a friend’s house in Futiga on Friday evening. The victim sustained wounds on her left arm and was admitted to the LBJ Surgical Ward because the blade penetrated the joint...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Early this week, a 45-year-old man made his initial appearance in District Court on two misdemeanor counts of third degree assault and private peace disturbance after he allegedly assaulted his wife. The defendant is a Samoa national who works as a carpenter to support...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 38-year-old taxi driver accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that he is sorry for his actions and he will never do such things to his wife and children again. The defendant was initially charged with public peace disturbance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was convicted by the District Court for assaulting his wife has been ordered to spend 10 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) as a condition of a 12-month probation term. The detention period will see the defendant spending 5 straight weekends at...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 42-year-old man who was convicted of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that she was the one who started the fight, which landed him a 3-night stay at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The defendant was initially charged...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police from the Tafuna and Fagatogo Substations arrested three men at three different occasions last week on allegations that they each assaulted their wives. The first incident happened in Pago Pago while the other two incidents were reported from Tafuna and Malaeimi....
Former DPS police officer, Steven Tuatoo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite strong opposition from the government’s attorney, District Court Judge, Fiti Sunia has granted the defense motion to set a bail amount for former DPS police officer, Steven Tuatoo, who had been ordered by the court to be held in custody with no bail after his...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Fagasa was arrested Monday night on the allegation that he assaulted his wife while he was under the influence of alcohol. The wife was present with noticeable bruises on her right eye when her husband made his initial appearance in District Court...

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