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50-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Murder

Father of nine children Bernard Hicks faces a charge of murdering his de facto partner 33-year-old Lavenia Radinitavea   A 50-year-old man yesterday pleaded guilty for the murder of his
06 Aug 2016 10:23
50-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Murder
Bernard Hicks at the High Court in Suva yetserday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Father of nine children Bernard Hicks faces a charge of murdering his de facto partner 33-year-old Lavenia Radinitavea

 

A 50-year-old man yesterday pleaded guilty for the murder of his de facto partner at the High Court in Suva.

According to the charges read in court Hicks, a father of nine children on May 1 in Suva murdered his 33-year-old de facto partner Lavenia Radinitavea.

Judge Justice Salesi Temo told the prosecutor that the summary of facts needed to cover whether he had intension to kill her or was it recklessness.

Justice Temo said: “Prosecution has to prepare the summary of facts and include the following documents: any previous convictions, incident report and victim impact report and if I am satisfied with the elements of murder then I will convict him accordingly.”

Defence lawyer Emosi Koroi applied for bail.

Koroi said: “Since my client has pleaded guilty he wants to be released on bail so he can visit his family since visitation is limited in the remand centre.”

The court has been adjourned to August 19 for bail hearing and summary of facts.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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