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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating a court order when he went to his wife’s house and allegedly assaulted her while he was intoxicated was arrested this week. To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties involved. The defendant, a 43-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife appeared in Court last week. He’s charged with third degree assault and private peace disturbance. The government alleges that around 8:30p.m, May 28th, a woman called police regarding her daughter allegedly being assaulted by her...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Seetaga was arrested by police last week on the allegation that he assaulted his wife using a beer bottle while he was intoxicated. According to the victim’s statement to investigators, this is not the first time her husband assaulted her at their home and she...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Happy Valley was arrested by cops last week on the allegation that he assaulted his wife while he was under the influence of alcohol. The wife was present with noticeable bruises on her right eye when her husband made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse issued a bench warrant to arrest a probationer for failure to appear in High Court last Friday for his “Order to Show Cause” hearing.  Tino Tapuaialupe was scheduled to appear in court for his OSC for failure to comply with conditions of his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year old man from Samoa accused of assaulting his wife at their home in Taputimu village while he was heavily intoxicated, told police that the reason he did was because she misused money to play money games such as “Hit Three” instead of using it wisely to feed...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old man who drove his wife to Vaitogi late at night for the alleged purpose of beating and killing her because of his suspicions that she was having an affair was arrested last month. During his arrest, officers discovered illegal drugs in his possession. The...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for assaulting his wife is now charged for violating local drug laws. The man appeared in District Court last month for his initial appearance. He is charged with felonious restraint (involving domestic violence) and unlawful possession of marijuana, both...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A married man with 4 young children is now in custody after being arrested by police last month on the allegation that he had engaged in a sexual relationship with his 16-year-old niece for a period of over 6 month. Moreover, the grandmother of the alleged victim told...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 40-year-old man 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 with...

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