Source: (1999) WSSC 1 (21st April). Supreme Court of Samoa. Downloaded 15 November 2005.

I have read the helpful Pre-sentence Report prepared by the Probation Officer. I have read the many references that have been submitted, including one from your daughter. The references amount to an impressive collection of testimonials. I have listened to the submissions of your counsel. I have heard evidence from the deceased’s widow. In a real sense, restorative justice has already been achieved. It seems that reconciliation between your family and the deceased’s family has occurred. (excerpt)


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