Tafito Masi Vaifale
Six men have been jailed for the kidnapping and manslaughter of an Auckland woman who fell from the boot of a moving car. Jindarat Prutsiriporn, 50, died in hospital two days after she hit her head on the road while trying to escape her kidnappers in Papatoetoe during March 1 last year. Eleven people were arrested following her death and six went to trial in May, facing manslaughter and kidnapping charges, the rest earlier pleading guilty to their parts. Following two days of deliberations and 10-weeks of evidence, a High Court jury found Seng Lek Liev, Apichart Korhomklang and Luigi Havea guilty of one charge of manslaughter and one of kidnapping each. Tafito Masi Vaifale and Joseph Haurua were also found guilty of manslaughter. They had earlier pleaded guilty to kidnapping Prutsiriporn. NEWSHUB 18 September 2017
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Sentenced to imprisonment for seven years and 10 months with a minimum period of imprisonment of three years and 11 months.
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Associated Media Links Seng Lek Liev - Aphichart Korhomklang - Luigi Havea - Tafito Masi Vaifale - Joseph Benjamin Haurua - Sodarith Sao Sentencing Notes
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