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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A drinking session during a party in Vatia last month ended up with the death of one man and another one is now in custody charged with manslaughter. Members of the victim’s family contacted the Central Police Station (CPS) last month after they discovered the victim’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another man accused of assaulting his wife in front of his three young children in Kokoland was arrested and appeared in court this week. This is the third man arrested and charged with domestic violence against women recently. The defendant, a 51-year-old man from Samoa...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men arrested and charged for disturbing the peace inside their homes by assaulting their wives and making unreasonable noises told investigators that the alcohol they consumed was purchased with money from their stimulus checks. The first case occurred in Tafuna...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The autopsy results for a man from Vaitogi whose body was found lying on a bed in a pool of blood unresponsive inside an abandoned house in the early morning hours of May 16, revealed that a puncture in the left lung was the cause of death. This was one piece of the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a sharp object to assault another man during a drinking session has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 or...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The court has set bail at $500 for Filisi Tautua, who was taken into custody last week following an incident in Happy Valley in the Tafuna area where he is alleged to have gone to his neighbor’s home with a knife, and also challenged people in the neighborhood to a fight...
Tusi Fala in handcuffs after his initial appearance in court
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 48-year-old male from Samoa accused of recklessly causing the death of another male by throwing a speaker and a knife, both of which hit the victim’s chest, is now in custody after he was arrested by police this week. Tusi Fala made his initial appearance before...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was released on bond awaiting the outcome of his matter in High Court where he’s charged with violating local drugs is now back in custody after he was arrested last week pursuant to a bench warrant from the court. Rintel I’atala appeared before Associate...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man who entered American Samoa on a 30-day permit 3 years ago appeared in District Court earlier this month for his initial appearance. According to the court affidavit, Matulino Fonofaavae came to American Samoa on Oct. 30, 2017 and continued to stay in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An intoxicated man who was picked up by cops last Friday night, Apr. 24 and charged with public peace disturbance and resisting arrest has been released on his own recognizance, under standard conditions. Wayne Talitiga made his initial appearance in District Court this...

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