Manslaughter Slavery Case Accused Sentenced
The killers of 25 year old Angelina Edwards were sentenced
today in the Auckland High Court.
The “principle offender,
Moana Filimoehala, has been sentenced to 13 years
imprisonment for the death of the mentally ill woman in
south Auckland’s Mangere suburb.
Angelina Edwards died
after suffering peritonitis following repeated beatings,
virtual enslavement, neglect and food deprivation at the
home of Filimoehala and that of her husband.
including Filimoehala's husband, daughter, and sons were
also sentenced after being found guilty on a variety of
charges relating to Ms Edwards' death. Their sentences
ranged from four to ten years.
Justice Laurenson said it
was the worst case of manslaughter the country has
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