Home detention for whacking and killing your partner.

Stuff reports:

A Tongan national accidentally killed his partner with a single slap to the head while the pair were stuck in Auckland due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Umukisia Fiva​, 34, died in September 2020 after she was hit in the head at a party in Manurewa.

Penitiketo Uhatafe previously admitted a charge of manslaughter.

He was sentenced to five months’ home detention at the High Court at Auckland on Tuesday by Justice Anne Hinton. …

“I want to make it clear, that sentence is much lower than it would have been because of the seven months you have already spent in prison and the 22 months you have spent on restricted bail conditions.”

So he got seven months jail and five months home detention for killing his partner. Boy that will teach him.

The offending was:

  • Fiva started videoing someone singing at the party, which angered Uhatafe.
  • He told her if she did it again, he would slap or smack her and took the phone from her, the court heard.
  • She picked the phone up, Uhatafe then stood up and hit Fiva once on the left side of her head with significant force.
  • She slumped forward in her chair, unconscious, then collapsed onto the wooden deck.
  • Uhatafe ran from the party to a nearby family member’s house
  • Fiva died

So he killed her because she wouldn’t obey him. So sad.

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