Fiji Time: 10:31 PM on Thursday 25 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Appeal dismissed

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A MAN convicted of one count of robbery with violence, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and murder had his appeal against conviction dismissed.

Filimoni Vetau appealed on the grounds that the trial judge failed to conduct a voir dire hearing to determine if the accused gave his statement to police voluntarily.

His appeal was dismissed on the ground that errors in law in the summing up of the case did not assist him.

The coram consisting of Justice William Calanchini, Justice Paul Madigan and Justice V.K Malalgoda told Vetau the errors made were in "respect of the legal status after trial of his two co-accused and no proper direction could have taken away the indisputable evidence that he alone was responsible for the unlawful acts occasioned to the driver, which were the cause of his death and which by his own admissions in his caution interview were to kill the driver".








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 0.65220.6332
JPY 54.851351.8513
GBP 0.37360.3656
EUR 0.43350.4215
NZD 0.69610.6631
AUD 0.65080.6258
USD 0.48840.4714

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 25th, May, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. No to village bylaw
  2. Dipti's bold decision
  3. Florist turns rags to riches
  4. Civil service pay structure review
  5. Plans to install chief
  6. Sex crimes rise
  7. BRIEFLY
  8. Waveriders hit Biarritz
  9. Plea for assistance
  10. Climate funds

Top Stories this Week

  1. A-G sounds warning Sunday (21 May)
  2. Man wants house back Wednesday (24 May)
  3. Qoro on Pleass board Monday (22 May)
  4. Work cut out Monday (22 May)
  5. 'Past politicians' did not fix roads Saturday (20 May)
  6. Henry's debt to mum Wednesday (24 May)
  7. Ratu Naiqama set to return as MP Friday (19 May)
  8. Toorak youths distraught over lost jerseys Tuesday (23 May)
  9. Mystery chests, villagers warned Wednesday (24 May)
  10. Pillar of strength Wednesday (24 May)