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MURDER

Motootua National Hospital
Apia, SAMOA— 34 year old man from Tulaele, Edward Ulberg, has been taken into police custody and charged with murder for allegedly causing the death of his pregnant wife and their unborn child. Deputy Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo said they were alerted just after 9am Wednesday...
John Mike Muliaga and Fiatuagaluia Ahkee
Hagåtña, GUAM — The findings of an autopsy have led to the indictment of a man for murder and of his older cousin for manslaughter in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Marine Corps veteran. John Mike Muliaga, 22, now faces charges of murder, aggravated assault and assault. Muliaga's cousin...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A woman accused of strangling her girlfriend to death and leaving her body inside their apartment in Pago Pago for six hours before reporting the incident to authorities is now in custody after she was arrested by police last week. When questioned by investigators, the...
Gas station that was set on fire
Apia, SAMOA — A man set fire to the Apia Maroon petrol station Saturday afternoon (Samoa time), then stabbed and killed his wife before taking his own life in Samoa’s latest horrific incident of domestic violence. Witnesses say the couple had been arguing for quite some time before the incident...
Alaska State Seal
Anchorage, ALASKA — A 25-year-old Samoan man — who was sentenced more than a week ago at the federal court in Anchorage, Alaska in a separate felony gun possession case — is facing kidnapping and murder charges in state court. Iosia Nelson Fiso, who resides in Anchorage, pled guilty last year to...
Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa Global News is reporting that Samoa’s Police Service responded to 823 calls from the public throughout the festive season averaging 75 calls a day over the 11 days from 23 December 2019 to 03 January 2020. Responding to questions from Samoa Global News Police Commissioner Su’a...
Kolani Junior Lam
Apia, SAMOA — Kolani Junior Lam has been found guilty of the murder of his wife Sa'u Justina Sa'u - the late chief executive of the Unit Trust of Samoa. He has been sentenced to a life prison term. Supreme Court judge, Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa, has also found the defendant guilty of one count...
Two Samoa police officers outside heaadquarters in Apia.
Apia, SAMOA — A police constable in Samoa, Lefiu Aiga Fono, has appeared in court on charges of murder and manslaughter following the death of man in a stone throwing incident at Faleasi'u village early this year. Another man, who is a relative of the accused, has also been charged. The policeman...
Kolani Junior Lam.
Apia, SAMOA — A man who was taken into custody in connection with the death of his wife has filed a bail application in the Supreme Court. Kolani Junior Lam made the application before the Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asu’e Falefatu Sapolu, through his counsel Leiataualesa Komisi Koria.  He...
 Arona Peniamina, 38, has pleaded not guilty to murdering his wife
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA — A Samoan man is denying murdering his wife by allegedly stabbing her with such force the tip of the kitchen knife he used broke off in her head. Arona Peniamina, 38, is on trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to murdering his wife Sandra at their home...