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Samoa Judge overturns guilty verdict against murder suspect of NZ man
05-02-2014 - RNZI.

Supreme Court Judge in Samoa has acquitted a murder suspect, Jonathan Patrick Crichton, who was charged after the death of a New Zealand man at Tafaigata prison in December 2012.

The 38 year old mentally ill victim, Hans Dalton, was found dead in a 44-gallon drum of water.

The Judge Lesatele Rapi Vaai's decision comes after a panel of four assessors on Tuesday delivered a guilty verdict after less than two hours of deliberation.

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