26 Jan 2004

Prisoner in American Samoa dies after knife attack by fellow inmate

7:12 am on 26 January 2004

An inmate at the Tafuna Correctional Facility in American Samoa has died after being attacked by a fellow prisoner.

36 year old Senetala Lavasii was slashed on the head and the back with a machete.

Another prisoner who tried in intervene is in hospital and may lose an arm.

The attacker was sent back to prison after being held in hospital overnight