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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...
Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren.
Apia, SAMOA —A man who stabbed his wife with a screwdriver ten times in public, while their children looked on, has been jailed for two years and six months.  Supreme Court Justice, Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala-Warren, issued a suppression order prohibiting the publication of the names and details of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  The 35-year-old man accused of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated has told the court he is sorry for his actions. The defendant was initially charged with 3rd degree assault, public peace disturbance, and endangering the welfare of a child - all...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Nu’uuli was arrested last week and charged for allegedly assaulting his wife, and yelling profanities in the presence of his four children, his mother in law, and two aunties who were all inside the home at the time. The defendant, 40, is facing charges of...

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