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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who attempted to pick a fight with his uncle and then assaulted his uncle’s son has been ordered by the District Court to serve 45 days at the TCF for violating conditions of his probation. He was also placed on probation for 24 months after he pled guilty to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In the sentencing of a 48-year-old man last week, the government attorney stated to the court that there are many non violent ways to settle disputes in American Samoa, and wielding a machete is not one of them. Talalelei Utufiu had just been convicted of using a machete...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman, who is the victim of an assault that occurred in November last year has questioned the decision of the court regarding the two defendants who assaulted her inside a store in Tafuna. The two defendants, Taimane Brown, 48, and her daughter, Mary Maanaima, 18 were...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 22-year-old man from Kokoland is now in custody on the allegation that he assaulted a 17-year-old girl by dragging her inside a vehicle, beating her and ripping her clothes. Victor Ameperosa, who was arrested by police two weeks ago made his initial appearance before...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 45-year-old man who was convicted of assaulting his wife while he was extremely intoxicated told the court that she was the one who started the fight, which landed him a 3-night stay at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). The defendant was initially charged...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who violated conditions of his 2-year probation, which was handed down last year, has been ordered to serve out his suspended sentence, which is 20 months. Onosa’i Mataipule appeared in court last week for a disposition hearing. When given the chance to speak,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police two weeks ago on the allegation that he assaulted his wife and his wife’s lover in a domestic violence incident at the male victim’s house in Tafeta. However, when police apprehended the defendant,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man accused of punching a 12-year-old boy and then striking the boy with a metal pipe has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Kaleti Afamasaga who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to post a $10,000 surety bond appeared in High...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The case against a 30-year-old man from Taputimu accused of assaulting another man is continued until next month, because both parties are still waiting on a medical report regarding the injuries the victim sustained from the alleged incident. Simon Lagofaatasi Milo...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 35-year-old man from Tafuna accused of using a metal tool to assault another man has been arrested and charged with second degree assault, a felony, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and/or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both; and two misdemeanor...

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