Murder accused fail to appear in court amidst claims they feared public’s reaction

    The men accused of murdering Sione Feimoefiafi did not appear in court this morning, according to sources in Tonga.

    The men were due to appear in the  Fasi Magistrate’s Court at Nukua’alofa.

    It is believed Police asked the judge for the men to be kept in police custody  because they were concerned of the public reaction.

    The men were named in a court list seen by journalists as Konai Bloomfield, Sione Bloomfield, Vilaketi Bloomfield, Siafa Nai and Tangi Tiufilusi Nai.

    The case was adjourned to April 22. 

    Feimoefiafi’s family were invited to Tupou College, the Free Wesleyan Church’s school in which Feimoefiafi went to during his high school years in Tonga.

    It is understood the wife donated TP$10,000 to the college in memory of Sione.

    College tutor Saimonita Pāongo said during a function at the college on Saturday, Feimoefiafi’s wife said her husband’s good command of English was the results of the education he received.

    Feimoefiafi was beaten during a brawl inside Tali’eva bar on February 4.  He died in hospital later that evening.

    Police arrested the accused the following day.

    The tragic death of Feimoefiafi has sent shock waves throughout Tonga and the Tongan international community.

    His funeral is due to be held in Puke tomorrow.

    The main points

    • The men accused of murdering Sione Feimoefiafi did not appear court this morning, according to sources in Tonga.
    • The men were due to appear in the  Fasi Magistrate’s Court at Nukua’alofa.
    • The men were named in a court list seen by journalists as Konai Bloomfield, Sione Bloomfield, Vilaketi Bloomfield, Siafa Nai and Tangi Tiufilusi Nai.

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    1. Leave them in jail and throw away the key sione didnt deserve this and nor did his family he should have felt safe in the environment and safe around his own family the people who did this makes me sick ! And I live in nz and I’m reading this artcial prayers for them to all get life or excuted

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