4 Nov 2005

American Samoan man dies as a result of stabbing

1:43 pm on 4 November 2005

A 28 year-old American Samoan man, Galu Alenese, who was stabbed in Vatia on Saturday night has died this morning.

The government has amended the first degree assault charge originally filed against his alleged assailant, Akeki Manu to first degree murder plus first degree assault.

According to court information, police were called to Vatia around 10 pm Saturday because of a public peace disturbance.

They met the victim who told them that he had been stabbed by Manu.

The victim's wife later drove him to the hospital where he underwent surgery.

He slipped into a coma shortly after the surgery and died today of a heart attack.