Man cops life sentence for murdering his brother
March 27, 2019 12:33 pm
A 46-year-old man who murdered his brother in Lautoka three years ago has been given mandatory life imprisonment.
He will have to serve a minimum term of 12 years before a pardon may be considered.
The court heard that in April 2015, Shalendra Sami and his brother Chandra Baskaran had a fight.
During the fight, Sami’s fingers got injured and then the deceased Baskaran brought a kitchen knife.
The Court heard that during the struggle Sami pushed Baskaran’s hand away and as a result, the knife struck Baskaran’s neck.
The court heard when the deceased fell on the floor, Sami stabbed him in the back again.
He then called his mother who was at a neighbours place and confessed to killing his brother.
The court heard the incident was initially reported as a case of suicide.