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STABBING

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 19-year-old young man from Vaitogi was arrested by police last week on the allegation that he stabbed another man. Solomona Gauta made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea last week where his bail was set at the amount of $5,000. Gauta’s preliminary...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On the night of Jan. 28, 2020, two cops observed Alefosio Tagoa’I spill a bag of potato chips on the ground after he and another male were pulled over at the Sobriety Checkpoint for an open container in the vehicle. Tagoa’i was the passenger. (Samoa News is withholding...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old male from Samoa accused of stabbing someone in the neck multiple times over a year ago, has admitted to the accusation. Arborday Utulele appeared in court this past week for a Change of Plea hearing. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Doug...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate accused of stabbing another inmate with a kitchen knife has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Faufano Fa’auliuli, who is serving a lengthy sentence for the murder of his brother several years ago in Aunu’u appeared before Chief Justice Michael...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Samoa convicted of assaulting his neighbor by stabbing his back twice with a knife and punching him in the face multiple times is going to jail. Eric Afitu, who has been in custody since his arrest last year, unable to post a $10,000 surety bond,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case of a man accused of causing serious bodily harm to another man in Iliili last month has been bound over to High Court, after District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause to support the charges during a preliminary examination (PX) last week. Lafoga...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of stabbing another man with a knife last week is now in custody after he was arrested by police. Auau Papalii made his initial appearance before Judge Elvis P. Patea. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell, while Assistant Public...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A convicted murderer accused of stabbing another inmate with a knife last month told investigators that he has had the knife in his cell for about 3 years. Faufano Faauliuli, who is serving a lengthy sentence for the murder of his brother several years ago in Aunu’u...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has accepted a plea agreement between the government and Viliamu Sione, who is accused of stabbing a man during a drinking session on Oct. 21, 2018 Sione, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $10,000 cash bond, appeared...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An inmate who is serving a lengthy sentence for the murder of his brother several years ago in Aunu’u, appeared in District Court last Friday on the allegation that he stabbed another inmate with a knife inside the TCF last week.  Faufano Faauliuli is charged with one...

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