Angilau sentenced to 15 years in jail for shooting death of Fakatoufifita

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A Tongan man found guilty of shooting and killing of another Tongan man in the parking lot of a Maverik store in Salt Lake City was sentenced to 15 years in jail, a court ruled Friday 22.

Vilisoni Tuiono Angilau, 22, was sentenced by Judge Bernards-Goodman to serve three to 15 years in jail on the manslaughter count and one to 15 years on the firearm count. Goodman ordered the terms to run concurrently.

In April 13, 2013 Angilau and other members of the Tongan Crip Gang were looking for Sione Fakatoufifita,19, who was part of the rival Baby Regulator Gang, through the Glendale area before finding him at the store, shooting him multiple times, police reported.

Angilau’s defence attorney, Michael Langford, told the 3rd District Court judge his client was not in the right state of mind on the day of the shooting, having spent days drinking and smoking methamphetamine, LA Media report.

Angilau is the younger brother of Siale Angilau, who was shot dead by a U.S. marshal as he lunged at a witness in federal court in 2014.

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  1. Kuo tauttea ke ngāue pōpula taʻu ʻe 15 e tangata Tonga ne halaia ki he fana mo hono tāmateʻi ʻo ha tangata Tonga pe ʻe taha ʻi ha pākingi ʻo e fale koloa Maverik ʻi Soleikisiti. ʻi ha tuʻutuʻuni ʻa ha fakamaauʻanga ʻi he Falaite 22.

    Ne tautea ke ngāue pōpula ʻa Vilisoni Tuiono Angilau ʻe he fakamaau ko Berards Goodman ke ne ngāue ʻi he vahaʻa ʻo e taʻu ʻe 3 ki he 15 ki he tāmate tangata mo e taʻu ʻe taha ki he 15 ki he ngāueʻaki ʻo e meʻatau.

    Ne toe tuʻutuʻuni ʻe Goodman ke ne fakatoungāueʻi pe ʻa hono tauteá fakatuʻotaha pē ne ongo ʻoku na makehekehe.

    ʻI he ʻaho 13 ʻo ʻEpeleli ʻo e 2013 ne ʻalu ai ʻa Angilau mo hono kaungā kengi ʻi he kau kengi Tonga ko ia ʻoku ʻiloa ko e Tongan Crip Gang ʻo kumi ʻa Sione Fakatoufifita taʻu 19.

    Ko Fakatoufifitá ne kau ia ki he kau kengi ʻoku ʻiloa ko e Baby Regulator Gang pea ko hono kumi ʻeni ne fai ʻi he feituʻu Glendale ʻo maʻu pea fana ai ʻe Angilau ʻa fakatatau ki he lipooti ʻa e kau polisí.

    Pehē foki ʻe he loea ʻa Angilaú Michael Langford ki he fakamaauʻangá naʻe ʻikai ʻi ha tuʻunga fakakaukau lelei e ʻatamai ʻo Angilau ʻi he ʻaho ne ne fakahoko ai ʻa e faná he mei inu pe ia he ʻaho ko iá mo ifi faitoʻo konatapu.

    Ko Vilisoní ko hono tokoua ʻa Siale Angilau ne fanaʻi ʻe he taha ʻo e māsolo ʻAmeliká he 2014 lolotonga haʻane ʻoho ki ha taha ne tuʻu ke fakamoʻoni ki haʻane hoko ne lolotonga fakahoko.

  2. ‘Oku fakamamahi pea toe fakaloloma ‘ae me’a ko’eni ‘oku hoko ‘ae ” lavea pe he fale hoto kainga” pea koeha nai ‘oku pehe ai hotau kakai tonga he ngaahi feitu’u ‘i muli??, koe ongo kengi tonga ena ‘oku na fesiofaki pe ‘o fetaa’aki.