Murder case adjourned for man alleged of throwing victim off cliff


The case of a man charged with murder has been adjourned for the defendant to take his plea on November 21.

Johnathan Felega is charged with one count of murder.

The case was mentioned in the magistrate court yesterday, however, the defence lawyer told court that the defendant is sick and is admitted at the national referral hospital.

Remand warrant for Felega was extended.

Police alleged on August 11, 2023 Felega approached the victim punched him on his mouth causing him to fall backwards.

Felega then allegedly dragged the deceased onto the edge of a cliff, where he continued to punch and kick the victim before throwing him off the cliff.

Later, police say Felega retrieved the deceased’s body and took it to another location and placed it there. Then he went to the deceased’s wife and informed her that her husband had fallen off of a cliff.

The matter was reported to the Yandina police and Felega was arrested and remanded in custody.

Public Prosecution Office appears for the Crown whilst Public Solicitor Office appears for the Defendant.

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