The court will hand down its ruling next month in relation to the committal hearing conducted on the case involving two brothers facing a manslaughter charge.
The long form preliminary inquiry was conducted last week before Principal Magistrate Shepherd Lapo.
The hearing saw a doctor giving medical evidence based on his autopsy report in relation to his findings on the cause of the death of the deceased.
Closing submissions on the hearing was made in court on Tuesday and the date for the ruling was fixed for June 15.
That is when the brothers William Babasi and Kevin Susui Babasi will know their fate whether they will be acquitted of the manslaughter charge or committed to the High Court for trial.
William Babasi and his younger brother Kevin Susui Babasi were present in court yesterday and their bails further extended.
The brothers were initially charged with the murder of Ronald Tonowane on 7 February, 2015.
The murder charge was reduced to that of manslaughter after prosecution found insufficient evidence to support the murder charge.
The alleged incident occurred at Papaho community following a fight that broke out between the brother of the deceased and Kevin. It was alleged that from that fight, Kevin went and called his brother William and they went back to the deceased’s house armed with bush knives and rocks.
They allegedly entered the private property of the deceased and started aggressively threatening and assaulting the deceased’s brother Donald Tonowane, who fought with Kevin earlier on, his mother and father.
Seeing that, the deceased allegedly tried to defend his family members who were allegedly threatened by the accused and in the process threw a punch at Kevin.
Kevin allegedly fell to the ground facing upward.
The deceased then allegedly tried to grab Kevin but Kevin reportedly threw a punch at the deceased’s chest.
Prosecution alleged the deceased, who has a history of Asthma, experienced breathing problem after the punch.
The deceased then held on to his chest and moved back in front of the ladder to the house and fell down.
Both accused were said to have escaped at that time.
The deceased’s family tried desperately to assist him and later rushed him to the National Referral Hospital.
However, the deceased was said to have died whilst on the way to the hospital.
The brothers are being represented by Anderson Kesaka of DNS & Partners while Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda represents the State.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN