Two men charged with manslaughter over Ha‘atafu death

    Two men have been charged with manslaughter following the death of a 19-year-old boy who was found with serious injuries on a roadside in Ha’atafu on Sunday.

    Police have charged a 19-year-old and a 21-year-old from Ha’atafu following the death of ‘Olikoni Tu’ihalangingie Lolohea from Kolomotu’a on Monday 26.

    “Police alleged that the two suspects and the victim were drinking alcohol together when they got into a fight where the suspects allegedly assaulted the victim,” Police said.

    They said the father of one of the suspects took them to the Nukunuku Police Station on Sunday night 25 November after he learnt they might have been involved in the incident.

    “Both remain in police custody to appear at the Nukunuku Magistrate Court on Thursday, 29 November 2018,” Police said.

    The victim was found with injuries to his head and was rushed to hospital by Police from the Nukunuku Police Station.

    “He passed away at around 11:00 am Monday 26th of November.”

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