TWO men accused of the murder of a man at George Wu area at Chinatown, Honiara, have been committed to stand trial in the High Court.
This was after the court found sufficient evidence against them to refer them for trial in the High Court following a short form preliminary inquiry, Wednesday.
Twenty-six-year-old Silas Saru of Makira, and Roy Fiuburua, 27, of Malaita are facing one count of murder.
They were charged after the deceased died at the National Referral Hospital few days after allegedly involving in a fight with him.
On 1 March, 2014, the two accused and deceased were drinking alcohol in the deceased’s room when an argument broke out between them.
It was alleged that as a result of the argument, the deceased came running out swearing.
Prosecution alleged that Roy heard the accused swearing and allegedly attacked him.
Silas allegedly chased the deceased and caught up with him between the containers at the George Wu area, and hit the deceased’s head against a container.
The deceased fell unconscious on the ground and was taken to the NRH the following day, he was discharged after receiving treatment.
On the evening of August 4, the deceased was brought back to the Hospital but died on the early hours of the following day.
The Public Solicitor’s Office is representing both accused while the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is prosecuting the case.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN