FIJI NEWS
June 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM
  Follow @ Twitter

A man was yesterday found not guilty by the High Court in Suva after he was charged with one count of murder in 2010.

Justice Priyantha Fernando in handing down his judgment said he had reviewed the evidence adduced in the trial and found that the unanimous opinion of the assessors is not perverse.

Justice Fernando said he agreed with the assessors and found the accused not guilty of the offence and said the case had relied on weather the victim had consented to have sex.

During the trial the court heard the victim who is 22 was drunk and did not remember what had happened at the time and the only person she could recall coming home with her that night was the accused.

The court also heard the victim was sitting next to the accused during their drinking session and the accused did not force her to have sexual intercourse when he took her home.

The Director of Public Prosecution has been given 28 days to appeal.

By Mereani Gonedua
 

YOU'RE MINE


PREVIOUS STORY
Private sector needs to reassert itself: Kessie
NEXT STORY
Stop marijuana cultivation, Naivalurua tells Navosa people

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!
   





Should all voter education materials be sanctioned?
 Yes
 No


Poll Results: Current | Previous

Should all voter education materials be sanctioned?
Yes
 85%
No
 15%



More Polls
Press Esc to close this window
BUSINESS
PAYE lodgement extended till month endLodgement of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) final electronic monthly summaries has been extended till the end of the month.
SPORTS
Tavua wins Sikh IDCTavua walked away with the Fiji Sikh Sports Association's Inter District Championship title this afternoon after topping the round robin competition.
WORLD
'Green'-tinted SUVs at Seoul Motor ShowGas-guzzling SUVs, eco-friendly electric cars and the odd brave attempt to marry the selling points of both are taking centre stage at the biennial Seoul Motor Show.
ENTERTAINMENT
Sam Smithís debut In The Lonely Hour out in MayBRIT and BBC Sound Poll winner Sam Smithís debut album In The Lonely Hour is out on May 23.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Clean-up day to curb dengue outbreakFiji's Ministry of Health has declared a clean-up day next Thursday for residents in the central division as it ups the tempo against a dengue fever outbreak currently experienced in the country.
NEWS SPORTS INFOTAINMENT SERVICES MOBILE EXTRA HOT TOPICS