Malia’s manslaughter case goes to Supreme Court

A manslaughter case against a mother and a brother along with a friend is heading for the Supreme Court in Nuku’alofa.

Magistrate Similoni Tu’akalau ruled that the case now falls outside his jurisdiction as a magistrate and it must be taken to the Supreme Court.

The mother Fifita ‘Ofa, 34  is accused of manslaughter relating to the death of her 14 year old daughter Malia Pelenatita Kolo 14 in August 16.

Her brother Tomasi ‘Ofa, 37 is also charged against the death of the teenager.  

The third accused Mohulamu Toumohuni, 42, faced charge of abetting a crime.

The teenager was rushed to Vaiola Hospital on August 15 after she was found lying helplessly by a visitor in a house in Nuku’alofa with bruises and severe body injuries. 

Police said the young girl was assaulted at two different locations, firstly in Nuku’alofa and then at Houmakelikao.

The hearing is set to be heard on Friday, November 29.

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