Police name Halaleva murder accused

Police have identified the man who has been arrested and  charged in connection with the murder of the Chinese shopkeeper at Halaleva in February 20.

He was Kefu Kalavi, 19, of Ma’ufanga and Police arrested him on November 12 following a nine-month period of investigation. He appeared in court the same day.

Dao Jin He, 31, was found unconscious in his shop by a Chinese friend.

He was then rushed to Vaiola Hospital the same day but died at about 7.30am February 21.

Kalaivi remains in Police custody and  is expected to reappear in court on January 19, 2015.

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  1. Kuo fakahā ʻe he kau polisi ʻa e toko taha koi a ne puke ʻo tātikite fekauʻaki mo hono fakapoongi ʻo e tangata Siaina tauhi koloa ʻi Halaleva ʻi he ʻaho 20 ʻo Fepuelí.

    Ko e tangata kuo tukuakiʻi ki he fakapoó ni ko Kefu Kalaivi taʻu 19 mei Maʻufanga pea naʻe puke ia ʻi he ʻaho 12 ʻo Novema hili ia ha mahina ʻe 9 ʻo ha fakatotolo ʻa e kau polisí ne fakahoko.

    Ne ʻilo atu ʻa Dao Jin He taʻu 31 ʻoku ʻikai ke ne toe ʻilo ha meʻa ʻi hono fale koloá ʻi Halaleva pe pea iku ʻo leleakiʻi ki Vaiola.

    Ne ne pekia ʻi he ʻaho 21 ʻo Fepueli.

    ʻOku kei tauhi pe ʻe he kau polisí ʻa Kalaivi ke toki toe hā ʻi he fakamaauʻanga ʻi he ʻaho 15 ʻo Sānuali 2015.

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