26 May 2015

US court jails Tongan man for 15 years for manslaughter

10:19 am on 26 May 2015

A United States court has sentenced a Tongan man to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of manslaughter.

Vilisoni Tu'iono Agilau was sentenced in the court in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2013 death of 19-year-old Sione Fakatoufifita, who was also Tongan.

Radio Tonga reports that in April 2013, Agilau and other members of a Tongan Crip Gang were involved in a shootout with another Tongan group that led to Mr Fakatoufifita's death.