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Appeals dismissed

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, April 17, 2014

A FATHER and son who were jailed after being convicted of criminal intimidation and attempted murder respectively had their appeal against conviction and sentence dismissed yesterday.

Tevita Seru was convicted of two counts of criminal intimidation and one of escaping from lawful custody and was sent to jail for three years.

His son Anasa Baleinabadua was jailed for life after he was found guilty of hitting a policeman on the head with a knife.

Baleinabadua's lawyer Seremaia Waqainabete told the court that the trial judge had not considered the evidence of psychiatrist Dr Shish Narayan.

He said although Baleinabadua was declared fit to stand trial, Dr Narayan admitted he could be wrong.

Justice Daniel Goundar said the question that arose was whether Baleinabadua was suffering from mental illness and whether, at the time of the offence, Baleinabadua knew what he was doing; did he know what he was doing was wrong and could he differentiate his conduct.

Justice Goundar said the judges records showed that Baleinabadua knew he was wrong. He said he was dismissing his appeal.

He also dismissed Seru's appeal against sentence.





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