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Husband in court for murder

Mere Naleba
Saturday, May 03, 2014

THE man alleged to have murdered another man over claims he was having an extra-marital affair with his wife pleaded not guilty to the murder charge against him.

Joeli Masicolo appeared before High Court judge Justice Salesi Temo in Suva yesterday.

He is alleged to have murdered Jone Nabaisila by striking him on the head using a cane knife.

Mr Masicolo is also charged with another two counts of attempted murder and act with intent to cause grievous harm.

It is alleged Mr Masicolo also attempted to cause the death of his wife Tavenisa Lewavavai by striking her with the cane knife and later struck the hand of Karalaini Loaloa causing her injuries.

The alleged knifing incident happened on February 21 this year at Kilikali settlement in Nepani, Nasinu.

The case has been adjourned to June 19.

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