Man, who assaulted dad, faces court

A man alleged to have assaulted his bed-ridden father at their home in Navosa last month, resulting in the older man’s death, is scheduled to appear in court today.

Police had arrested the man and questioned him after the incident, but had to release him for reasons pertaining to his health.

“After he was discharged, he was taken back into Police custody and charged with one count of murder. He will be produced at the Sigatoka Magistrates Court today,” police said.

The incident happened at Draubuta village. The accused was said to have been drunk at the time.

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