Man sentenced to imprisonment in Samoa for manslaughter

In Samoa, a man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for manslaughter after beating a man who attacked his relative.

According to Talamua Online the man and four other defendants responded to their female relative's call for help after she was punched in the face.

The court noted her attacker intended to rape her.

The men had beaten the relative's attacker and he died from the seriousness of his injuries.

They were initially charged with murder, but the charge was lowered to manslaughter after legal counsel successfully argued the beating was provoked.


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