A MAN accused of the murder of his father at Gilbert Camp, Central Honiara on Monday, has been remanded yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court.
James Hou, 23, of Malaita was charged with the murder of his father following an alleged incident on 16 March 2015 at their Gilbert Camp home.
Police alleged that the incident started when the accused and his wife were arguing.
Hou’s wife was unhappy with him after he came back from a snooker game and slept without helping her.
It was alleged the wife wants Hou to help her with their two children so she can do other chores in the house.
During their argument, Hou’s father allegedly intervened and argued with his son.
Police alleged the deceased took a stool and hit the wall with it and then challenged his son.
The accused at that time did nothing but remained in his house.
It was later when he came out that he allegedly grabbed a stool but his elder sister and brother in-law took the stool away.
Police then alleged that at that time, Hou’s elder sister and brother in-law were trying to calm down the deceased.
It was alleged during the struggle between the accused and his father, the deceased fell on to the ground.
Water was poured on him but he was not moving and police alleged saliva came out of his mouth.
He was rushed to the National Referral Hospital but was confirmed dead.
One of the grounds for remanding the accused was for his own safety.
Principal Magistrate Ricky Iomea granted the adjournment and remanded Hou until April 1.
He said, this is to allow investigation to continue and for the safety of the accused.
It was also alleged that there was supposed to be a post mortem done on the deceased but relatives of the deceased refused that.
The deceased was already buried.
Hou is still without a legal representation.
By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN