12 year old who died at the hands of his father, laid to rest


A 12-year-old boy who allegedly died at the hands of his father was laid to rest this week. 

Samoa Victim Support group statement issued states they are “farewelling to 12-year-old Tovi’o Jr Toma who was never asked to come to this world and silently left without a word.”

They also used the opportunity to remind members of the public that needs assistance not to hesitate to reach out to the SVSG’s toll-free number 8007874. 

“Let us help each other you are not alone.” 

Last month a Palisi man has been charged with murder over the death beating of his 12-year-old son. 

Police Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo said the man assaulted his son with a broomstick and the child died as a result due to the severity of the injuries. 

He also used the opportunity to remind parents that disciplining while angry does not lead to anything good.

According to the Commissioner, this unfortunate incident has taken the life of a young child and all due to lack of control over one’s self.

“I’m certain the father did not expect that this would be the end result, but anger does that.”