18 Jun 2013

Tonga man in custody after Vava'u killing

3:09 pm on 18 June 2013

Tonga police have taken a man into custody after another man was killed in Neiafu in Vava'u early this morning.

The suspect, a 27-year-old, had allegedly threatened his sister with an axe.

The police say a cousin who came to the woman's aid tried to wrest the axe from the man but he fell and was allegedly fatally struck by the suspect.