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Thomas Siaumau

(left-right) Elliott Siaumau Jr, Thomas Siaumau, Pati Lepou, Gabriel Tinae
  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against four inmates at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) accused of escaping from confinement last month has been bound over to High Court, — for arraignment this morning — after District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government’s case against one of the defendants in the drug case filed after police executed a search warrant on the Siaumau family compound in Petesa was dismissed yesterday morning, after Chief Justice Michael Kruse granted the government’s motion to dismiss its...
Thomas Siaumau
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The inmate who escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and was on the run for almost 2 weeks appeared in District Court last week for his initial appearance on a new charge: escape from confinement, a class D felony, punishable by imprisonment of up to 5...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — As of yesterday afternoon, police were still searching for escaped convict, Thomas Siaumau, who walked out of the TCF last Wednesday night. A swarm of cops was spotted at the Tafuna International Airport during flight night last Thursday and also last night. Police have...
Thomas Siaumau in a Samoa News file photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi convicted last month of seven counts related to the shooting of a police vehicle with an officer behind the wheel is going to jail. Thomas Siaumau, 20, was sentenced to 30 years imprisonment by the High Court. In delivering the court’s decision,...
Thomas Siaumau leaving the court house in a Samoa News file photo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Trial Division of the High Court has taken under advisement a motion last week by Thomas Siaumau and his attorney, for a court order to allow them to interview jurors who delivered the guilty verdict in Siaumau’s trial last month. A hearing for the second motion by...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has denied motions from Thomas Siaumau and his defense team, requesting the court to allow them to speak with members of the jury who delivered a unanimous guilty verdict last week. Siaumau was found guilty of shooting at a police vehicle...
Thomas Siaumau’s defense team from RDA Law Firm
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia issued an order last week, barring all counsels, their representatives, agencies, or acquaintances who were involved in Thomas Siaumau’s trial from contacting any and all members of the jury unless by order of the court. Siaumau was back in...
Thomas Siaumau escorted by Chief of Police Cmdr. Foifua Foifua
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Thomas Siaumau was found guilty Wednesday afternoon for shooting at a police vehicle on the night of Dec.14, 2017 after a jury of 4 females and 2 males deliberated for less than an hour before returning with a verdict. The jury found Siaumau guilty of all 8 counts...
Associate Justice Fiti Sunia
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has dismissed the most serious charge against Thomas Siaumau, which is first-degree attempted murder. However, he denied the defense's motion to dismiss counts 3 & 5 — first degree property damage and unlawful possession of a prohibited...

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