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Mociu Gets Life For Wife’s Murder

The man who was found guilty of murdering his wife in Tailevu on January 9, 2013 was handed a life sentence yesterday with a non-parole peroid of 20 years. He
06 Nov 2014 11:42
Mociu Gets Life For Wife’s Murder

The man who was found guilty of murdering his wife in Tailevu on January 9, 2013 was handed a life sentence yesterday with a non-parole peroid of 20 years. He was found guilty on Tuesday after Justice Salesi Temo agreed with the three assessors’ guilty verdict. While delivering his sentence Justice Temo said: “You have unnecessarily terminated the young lady’s life, aged 33 years at the time and this showed your utter disregard to her right to life.”

Justice Temo said Mociu had deprived their four young children the right to be brought up by their parents in that their mother had died and he would be jailed for a very long time. He said the aggravating factors were that Mociu had pre-planned the murder and had already sharpened his knife one week before the murder.

He also said Mociu was taken aback and angry and on January 9, 2013 he released his tension by stabbing his wife to death with the necessary intention to kill.

Mociu was represented in court by lawyer Panapasa Tawake while Director of Public Prosecutions lawyer, Yogesh Prasad, represented the State in the matter.

Mociu had stabbed his wife, Kasaia Veiseikonabau, in Naisauma Village, Tailevu and then pushed her into a creek.

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