Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 10:27 PM on Saturday 30 August

/ Front page / News

Counsel seeks shorter sentence

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A DEFENCE counsel sought the High Court in Lautoka's consideration for an 18-year non parole sentence for his client, Priya Darshani — the woman who murdered a mother and her seven-month-old baby in Viseisei, Vuda last year.

Darshani pleaded guilty to the charges on April 3.

The Legal Aid lawyer told Judge Justice Sudharshana De Silva they would rely on their submissions while the state made a submission of between 20 and 25 years sentence.

Justice De Silva also queried the whereabouts of the three children who were also injured in the course of last year's incident.

The state lawyer informed the court the injured children had recovered from their injuries and were still under the care of the Department of Social Welfare.

Darshani, 22, is charged with two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder following a brutal attack which led to the deaths of 33-year-old Sisi Taofa Patolo and seven-month-old Sarah Patolo near Viseisei Village last year.

Darshani will be sentenced tomorrow.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rebels take our soldiers
  2. Mother prays for son's safety
  3. Businessman on $2k bail
  4. PM assures nation
  5. UN seeks to locate Fijian peacekeepers
  6. UN calls for immediate release of Fijian men
  7. Request rejected
  8. WHAT THE PARTIES SAY
  9. Majority want to know more about our land
  10. Rooney to lead

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  2. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  3. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  5. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  6. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  7. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  8. Man wants death probe Monday (25 Aug)
  9. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  10. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)