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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.


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