Trial date set for Nauruan accused of killing Tongan in Fiji

A trial date has been set for a Nauruan man accused of killing a USP Tongan student in Fiji.

Julian Hendrich is charged with the manslaughter of  Sione Tufui in June 2014.

An indictment was presented to the High Court in Suva last week  Thursday 17, 2016  and Hendrich is scheduled to stand trial in February 27 to March 3, 2017.

Fiji Police reportedly said they are looking for more witnesses.

Tufui was 22 at the time he was allegedly killed  by a group of Nauruan high school students in a night club in Suva.

At the time five Nauruan secondary school students were immediately arrested in relation to his death, according to Fiji Police.

The deceased was with his older brother Tupou at the university and they had a night out on the night the fatal incident happened.

Sione was a second-year student studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Physics while Tupou was a third year student.

He was from Houma, Tongatapu.


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