Samoan leader praises court for valuing ceremony in Tongan manslaughter case

    A Samoan community leader has praised the Auckland High Court for acknowledging a traditional ceremony apology in sentencing a Tongan man who had pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Joseph Antonio Halaholo Larson appeared before the High Court in Auckland  charged with manslaughter. Larson’s appearance was made after punching Jerico Telea in the face in Easter last…

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