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Murder suspects front court

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, January 25, 2014

A MAN charged with murder has been told to get a lawyer as he made his first appearance in the High Court in Suva.

Alipate Rarawa is charged with a count of murder and another of assault causing grievous harm.

Justice Paul Madigan asked the State prosecution why the assault charge was laid when only murder would have sufficed.

The court was informed that Mr Rarawa was alleged to have strangled the victim.

Justice Madigan asked the prosecution to revisit the charge of assault.

Mr Rarawa was told by the court that he was facing a very serious charge and it would be only fitting if he was represented.

Prosecution has been given until March 14 to hand over all disclosures and information and the case will be called again on March 18.

In a separate murder case before Justice Madigan, Suliasi Dumukuro was further remanded.

Mr Dumukuro is alleged to have stabbed a man on Kadavu on Christmas Day.

Prosecution was asked to provide all disclosures and information to the accused by March 14.

Mr Dumukuro was told to seek help from the Legal Aid Commission.








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