24th May 03:39 AM
Trial of man who allegedly murdered pregnant de-facto partner starts
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 06/11/2018

The trial of a man who allegedly murdered his pregnant de-facto partner in 2010 started in the Suva High Court today before Justice Riyaz Hamza.

While opening their case today, State Prosecutor Sujata Lodhia said that on 4th February 2010 in Samabula, Nikasio Tupou struck the de-facto partner with a cane knife a couple of times.

She said the woman had been in a de-facto relationship with the man since 2009.

The State Prosecutor said in 2010 the deceased told Tupou that she wanted to return to her ex-husband.

On 4th February 2010, the woman returned to Samabula to pick up her clothes and was allegedly stabbed by Nikasio Tupou.

She was pregnant during the time of the incident.

The body of the woman was found by the mother of the accused.

Tupou is represented by Abhay Singh.

The trial has been fixed for two weeks.

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