Savenaca Virivirisai, 36, was found guilty of throwing a man off a balcony and convicted by a 12-member jury at the Cook Islands High Court yesterday.
Virivirisai appeared before Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams QC.
A young man who is currently in custody has been granted name suppression by the Cook Islands High Court. The decision was made by the Justice of Peace Carmen Temata on Thursday.
Defence counsel Norman George hopes he will be able assist two young clients who are on a joint burglary charge to understand what they are up against.
Cook Islands police have confirmed one of their senior officers, who is related to a man accused of wedding scam, will not oversee the investigation into the matter.
The Cook Islands Police prosecutors have been ordered by the Cook Islands High Court to obtain a psychiatric evaluation for Teremoana Saddler.