Testimony: Sione Mangisi dies of head injuries, the court was told

A court in the United States was told on Wednesday that a 37-year-old Tongan man attacked outside a Bountiful home in Utah on October 2015 died of blunt force injuries to the head and torso.

In her conclusion the Utah Assistant Medical Examiner Pamela Ulmer testified to the Davis County   District Court that “Sione Mangisi’s  cardiovascular health may have also contributed to his death. She ruled the manner of death as homicide”.

Police arrested Heneli (Henry) Kalainisi Kaufusi, 35, on October 14,  2015 and charged him with first-degree felony murder in relation to the death of Mangisi.

This week a witness testified to the court what she saw on the day of the incident.

According to the Salt Lake Tribunal a witness, Teresa Beauregard said: “she witnessed the vicious beating from her vehicle, and called 911 to alert police to the fight”.

“He was large,” the woman recalled about the aggressor. “He was angry. He was bloody”, the Tribunal reported.

Mangisi was the ex-husband of Kaufusi’s girlfriend.

“After hearing evidence and testimony from several witnesses, 2nd District Judge John Morris ordered Kaufusi to stand trial on the charge”.

The home where the attacked happend was located in the 3500 block of Lexington Drive, where Mangisi’s ex-wife and children live, along with Kaufusi, police say.

Police believe Mangisi came to the home to see his children, but have said they do not know what sparked the confrontation.

Kaufusi is expected in court again on Feb. 22 for an arraignment.

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  1. Kuo kamata ha hopo ʻi ʻAmelika he ʻaho Pulelulú ʻi he pekia ko ia ʻa e tokotaha Tonga taʻu 37 ʻi ʻIutā, ko Sione Mangisi ʻi ʻOkatopa 2015.

    Naʻe hā ha kau fakamoʻoni he fakamaauʻanga fakavahe ʻa Davis County pea fakamatala ai ʻa e tokotaha ko Teresa Beauregard ki heʻene sio tonu ki hono tuki ʻo Sione Mangisi ʻo ʻikai toe ngaue hake ʻa ia ne ne lolotonga tokoto.

    Pehē ʻe he fakamoʻoni ne fetotoʻi ʻa e tokotaha ne ne fai ʻa e taá, ko e siana lahi pea ne ʻita foki.

    Kuo fakaʻilo ai ʻe he kau polisí ʻa Heneli Kaufusi taʻu 35 ki hiamatea ko e fakapō fekauʻaki mo e mate ʻa Sione Mangisí.

    Ko Mangisi ko hono mali ki muʻa ʻa e fefine ne lolotonga kaumeʻa mo Kaufusí pea ne ʻi ai foki e fānau ia ʻa Mangisi mo e fefiné ni. ʻOku tui e kau polisí ne ʻalu ʻa Sione ki he ʻapi ni ko ʻene fie sio ki heʻena fānaú ka ne ʻikai ke nau ʻilo ko e hā ne tupu ai ʻena kē mo Kaufusí.

    ʻE toe hā ʻa Kaufusi ʻi he fakamaauʻanga ʻi he uike kahaʻú ke toe hoko atu e hopó ni.

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