Man faces court today for murder

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A man facing murder charge will have his case mentioned before the High Court today.

Garnet Babaua is alleged of having killed a person on July 13, 2020, around midnight at the Foxwood area, outside east of Honiara.

It is alleged Mr Babaua was angry at the victim for having waved at his (Babaua’s) wife when she was standing near a store in their area.

Allegation said Babaua assaulted the deceased on his back and kicked him on his belly.

It is alleged that the accused approached the deceased and used his left leg to kick the deceased on his back and after that the deceased went and laid down on the road but the accused followed him and kicked him on his belly.

Some people took the victim and washed him before rushing him to the hospital; but he later died in the afternoon of that day.

The office of the Director Public Prosecution appears for the crown.