Liufau Tāufa: hit and run death case postponed

The court hearing for the man accused of killing a 26 year-old father in a hit and run incident was postponed for the second time last week after prosecutors applying for an extension to give them more time.

The case will be heard next month June 20.

Brian Hope Totau of Tofoa was charged with causing the death by dangerous driving of Liufau Tāufa whose body was found on a roadside in Vaolōloa on February 14.

The case was first brought to court in February 22 and was set to be heard in May 16 when the judge made the decision to be delayed.

The father of three from Vavaʻu but then staying at Halaʻovave in Tongatapu  was announced dead at the scene before he was taken to hospital.

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