Chinese Businessman

Judge calls for tolerance in Samoa as teen convicted of killing Chinese man

The man, Gogosina Lelei Leilua, pleaded guilty to the murder, being armed with a dangerous weapon, and aggravated robbery in October last year.

He was one of three men charged by the police for unlawfully entering a building where the Chinese man and two Asian associates were staying.

Leilua was armed with a knife and police say he stabbed the victim five times.

In her decision, Justice Tafaoimalo Leilani Tuala Warren, drew attention to racist attacks.

Samoan man pleads guilty to murder of Chinese businessman

The Supreme Court will sentence 18-year-old Gogosina Leilua in three weeks after he changed his not guilty plea to guilty.

Three other men, including one of his brothers, who have already pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary, aggravated robbery and attempted murder will stand trial next month.

Meanwhile, Samoa's family court has found suspended lawyer Pa'u Mulitalo Tafaogalupe guilty of two counts of assault on his wife and daughter.

Samoa police investigate killing of Chinese businessman

The victims were businesspeople who were attacked on Saturday night in a house in the Vaitele industrial area, police said.

Two knives covered with blood were found at the crime scene.

Police suspect the businessmen were robbed.

Investigations are continuing.

It's the second attack against Chinese business operators this year after a couple, who operate a supermarket at Vailoa Faleata, were attacked and robbed by two escaped prisoners in February.

The prisoners stole about $US27,000.