Manslaughter accused on bail

Thursday May 31, 2018 Written by Published in Crime
The High Court has been the scene of two high profi le charges this week. 18053023 The High Court has been the scene of two high profi le charges this week. 18053023

Two men have appeared before Chief Justice of the Cook Islands Sir Hugh Williams QC in the Cook Islands High Court, both facing serious charges.

A 46-year-old man charged with manslaughter of a child on the island of Aitutaki was granted bail to a residence in Rarotonga. A number of conditions were imposed on the man.

The man appeared in the Aitutaki High Court last Thursday afternoon, in relation to the death of a nine-year-old boy.

The boy passed away at Aitutaki Hospital on Saturday night and his body was flown to Rarotonga the following day.

The police investigation is continuing, as is the pathologist’s report concerning the official cause of death.

A 34-year-old man charged with possessing and importing narcotics was also granted bail by the Chief Justice.

Tereva Tereva was arrested at the Rarotonga International Airport on Saturday afternoon and was charged after Customs discovered he was carrying an unspecified amount of narcotics.

Police did not say what kind of narcotics were involved.

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