Samoa Police charge stone throwing suspect with murder

A 21-year-old man has been charged with murder and remains in Samoa Police custody until his court appearance on 15 April 2019.

On Monday 18 March, the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was informed of the death of a male 58 years old of Moamoa Faleasiu.

The deceased was admitted at the Motootua Hospital due to serious head injuries believed to have been sustained as result of a throwing stones incident on Saturday night, 9 March 2019.

The suspect was arrested later.

The Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the matter with further charges to be filed.

Samoa Police is reminding the public that throwing stone is dangerous and can result in serious injuries or death.

Throwing stone is an offence and any person who is found guilty of throwing stone whether or not the stone actually hits a person is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1year.