PAPUA NEW GUINEA: FATHER GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR MURDER OF BOY, 14
December 13, 2018:
A father of three has been given the death penalty after being convicted of killing a 14-year-old boy in a revenge attack in West New Britain three years ago, The National reported on 11 December 2018. (Sources: thenational.com.pg, 11/12/2018)
In the the National Court in Kimbe, acting Judge Nicholas Miviri described the killing by Wesley Yanduo as “merciless and horrific”.
The court on Oct 18 had convicted Yanduo, from Kubalia, East Sepik, for the wilful murder of Naegel John Las at Galai Oil Palm settlement on Dec 6, 2015.
Yanduo first cut the victim on the wrist then continued cutting him on the head, causing him to bleed to death.
The court heard that Yanduo attacked Las in retaliation to the fatal assault of a youth by the name of Issac Vitalis, who was attacked by boys from Section 16.