A 47-year-old man pleaded not guilty to a count each of murder and criminal intimidation before High Court Judge Justice Salesi Temo earlier this afternoon.
Epeli Talakubu is alleged to have stabbed 42‑year‑old Masi Kalaro with a broken beer bottle on the 8th of last month during a drinking party in Caubati.
The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Talakubu also allegedly threatened a man with a chopper that he will kill him.
Talakubu’s murder trial will take place from 13th to 17th August, next year.
The matter has been adjourned to the 1st of February, next year.
He has been remanded in custody.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.