Fiji Time: 2:42 PM on Wednesday 10 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Spear attack on son

Shalveen Chand
Friday, April 25, 2014

A MAN who admitted throwing a spear at his son and injuring him in the neck will stay in custody for three more weeks before being handed his sentence.

Asalusi Deni, 64, was initially charged with attempted murder; this was reduced to assault to which Deni pleaded guilty.

He was convicted by Justice Salesi Temo and the court called for sentence submission and mitigation.

Deni's spouse wrote to the court that she had suffered violence at the hands of Deni for more than 30 years.

The court was told Deni's spouse didn't want him to return home because she feared for her family's safety.

Justice Temo said the court needed time to consider the safety of the family and also consider the fact that Deni had been in custody for a long time.

He said the court had a duty to protect the innocent from crime but it also had a duty to be fair and equal in justice.

The man was ordered back into remand and will be sentenced on May 16.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65340.6344
JPY 54.824451.8244
GBP 0.32510.3171
EUR 0.41720.4052
NZD 0.71680.6838
AUD 0.67000.6450
USD 0.47310.4561

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 10th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 3 MPs are out
  2. Sydney 7s thriller
  3. Sevens change
  4. Out with traditional attire
  5. Natuva: Russian arms worth $19m
  6. Bid to help young mum
  7. $59k wage arrears
  8. Fostering a free media
  9. Mend differences, minister tells FTUC, FICTU
  10. Farmers contemplate alternative livelihoods

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  3. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  4. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  5. No tattoo on rape suspect Thursday (04 Feb)
  6. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  7. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Legal row Friday (05 Feb)
  9. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  10. The origin of Fiji's sevens series Monday (08 Feb)