Posted by: nativeiowan | February 10, 2011

informative and entertaining, in a sad sorta way…

Member of Parliament (MP) for South Guadalcanal David Day Pacha will face court again this Friday for the confirmation of number of witnesses.

The prosecution and the defence counsel will have a discussion over the number of witnesses to call for the trial.

Prosecution during the pre-trial-conference yesterday said they have 14 witnesses to call.

But the presiding magistrate asked the prosecution and defence to have a discussion over the number of witnesses.

The trial date would be fixed as soon as number of witnesses to be called is confirmed.

Pacha was charged with one count of conversion and one count of abuse of office.

He allegedly converted $300,000 that was supposed to be for a micro project at his constituency without the consent of the project owner for his own benefit.

Presiding Magistrate Stefan Metanomski adjourned the matter to this Friday and extended bail for the MP.

Private Lawyer Gabriel Suri is representing the MP.

Manslaughter case of10-year-old

The case of the 10-year-old boy accused of causing the death of another child has been further adjourned to February 21.

This is when the prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution will decide whether the matter will proceed against the 10-year-old.

The boy’s appearance on Monday was excused.

He was accused of the death of another child of his age after a stone throwing incident.

The stone landed on the other child’s head and died two days later after he was taken to Tulagi Hospital.

The alleged incident occurred on November 27, last year at a village in Small Gela, Central Province.

Hubert Fugui of the Public Solicitor’s Office represents the boy.

Father to indicate how he will plead

An indication of pleas in to the charges against the father accused of indecently assaulting his daughter and attempting rape on his sister-in-law is to be made today.

A bail application will also be made for the 45-five-year-old father as well.

The father, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the two alleged victims, is facing seven counts of indecent assault and four counts of attempted rape.

He allegedly committed the offences on unknown dates in 2006 and 2007.

The alleged victim is 12 years of age.

Appearing on Monday, Principal Magistrate Stefan Metanomski mentioned his case and then further remanded him in custody.

The father is represented by Solomon Kalu of the Public Solicitor’s Office.

Gilbert camp ruling on Friday

The ruling into the outcome of a trial of a man accused of disturbing a religious assembly at Gilbert Camp will be delivered on Friday.

Jordan Van Caesar was charged with one count of criminal trespass and one count of disturbing religious assembly.

It was alleged that on November 1, 2009, he and some of his friends were drinking under a house next to the church.

The house was in the church property where Sunday school classes usually hold their activities under the high house.

The accused was married to a member of the family of the man who owns the property.

Caesar denied the charge and a trial was held into the case.

The trial was completed and the presiding magistrate will deliver her ruling into the case on Friday.

Allan Hou of DNS lawyers is representing the accused.

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