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Conviction stands for Tongan Crips gang boss

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Latest Crime News | Wednesday August 21 2013 13:06

Conviction stands for Tongan Crips gang boss

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The boss of the Tongan Crips gang has lost his final attempt at the Supreme Court to get his conviction overturned.

Siuaki Lisiate was sentenced to life in prison in December 2011 after he arranged the execution of Bloods gang member Tue Fa'avae.

The Crown used text messages from Lisiate to establish his involvement in the killing and his appeal argued the translation of the messages was incorrect.

But the Supreme Court has found the translation dispute wasn't a stand alone point on which the Crown case stood and the grounds of the proposed appeal were already addressed by the judge in summing up.

The court says an earlier Court of Appeal judgement on the same argument already fully addressed Lisiate's argument in relation to this, and show there has been no miscarriage of justice.

Photo: Edward Swift

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