Man gets life jail sentence for murder

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Court House Mulinuu.

Court House Mulinuu. (Photo: File)

Faranisisi Mikaele, a 29-year-old from Malie, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murder. 

The defendant appeared before the Court on charges of unlawful act namely assault, which caused the death of Toetu Tone, a 28-year-old male of Sinamoga.

The prosecution’s alternative charge filed was manslaughter. 

This follows an Assessors Trial held last week before Supreme Court Justice, Leiataualesa Darryl Clarke. 

Prosecuting the case was Lucy Maria Sio, while Tufuga Fagaloa represented the defendant in this matter. 

The incident occurred back in January 2016, where Toetu was found dead not far from his family home.

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