Nuku’alofa teen’s death: Two charged

UPDATED: Police have charged two accused over the death of the 14 year old girl at Vaiola Hospital on Friday August  16.

A  34 year old woman previously arrested on Friday 16. Another 37 year old man was arrested on Saturday 17. They are sister and brother and were detained in relation to the death of the teen.

This morning they were both charged with manslaughter.

Police said the teen’s injuries appeared to have been caused by a strike she received while in a Nuku’alofa household.

She was rushed to the hospital on August 15 and died the following day.

Police investigation continues.

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