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Levuka man, 34, charged with murder of wife, 21

A 34-year-old Levuka man charged with murdering his wife appeared in the Nausori Magistrates Court yesterday. Tevita Deve appeared before Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne and requested for Legal Aid assistance. He
17 Mar 2018 11:17
Levuka man, 34, charged with murder of wife, 21
Murder accused Tevita Deve, 34, outside the Nausori Magistrates Court on March 16, 2018. Photo: Fonua Talei

A 34-year-old Levuka man charged with murdering his wife appeared in the Nausori Magistrates Court yesterday.

Tevita Deve appeared before Magistrate Shageeth Somaratne and requested for Legal Aid assistance.

He is charged with one count each of murder and assault causing actual bodily harm.

It is alleged that on March 4, 2018, Deve assaulted his 21-year-old wife and murdered her by making her drink paraquat.

The alleged incident happened at Naikorokoro Village in Levuka, Ovalau.

Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Eastern Inspector Amelia Rokotuivuna appeared for the prosecution.

The accused has been remanded in custody and the case was adjourned to March 28, 2018.

Edited by Percy Kean

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