Samoa Police investigate homicide

Deputy Police Commissioner Papali’i Monalisa Tiai Keti confirmed to Tala Fou that the deceased is 31-years-old.

A preliminary investigation by police indicates the deceased and his two younger cousins who are now the suspects were allegedly drinking homemade brew on Sunday.

The drinking session ended in a fight.

Papali’i said the two suspects facing murder charges and will appear in court on 5 June 2023.

Papali’i has reminded the public that the production of home brew is illegal.

The penalty is 200 tala.

24-year-old man arrested in relation to Samoa’s Faleata Golf Course homicide

The deceased is a 30-year-old man of Aele Fou and Faleula.

Samoa Police have charged the suspect with murder.

Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil said they are withholding the name of the victim out of respect for the families.

Police and the Fire and Emergency Service Authority were called to the scene at around 10pm on Saturday when the body of a man was discovered in the garden area outside Birdies Bar at Faleata Golf course.


George Floyd death homicide, official post-mortem declares

He suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on 25 May, the report found.

It listed Mr Floyd's cause of death as "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression".

The examination also showed he had heart disease and recent drug use.

The findings of the official post-mortem were released shortly after those of a private examination carried out by medical examiners hired by the Floyd family.