12 Jun 2002

Samoa supreme court adjourns murder case

5:33 am on 12 June 2002

Samoa's supreme court has adjourned for nearly two weeks the case of against Faamau Taufete'e who has been charged with murdering a plantation worker last month.

The chief justice says this will allow the 21-year-old accused to get a lawyer to represent him.

Taufete'e has been charged with killing Anisi Laiele, who died after being hit in the back by seven bullets.

A witness reported that the hooded gunman fled on a horse after firing the shots in an incident on a coconut plantation in Mulifanua.