Not guilty

Campaign continues after Rabuka found not guilty

Supporters cheered the SODELPA leader, former prime minister and 1987 coup leader Mr Rabuka as he emerged from the Suva Magistrates Court late this morning.

Mr Rabuka was charged by Fiji's Independent Commission Against Corruption under Fiji's political party regulations - for providing a false declaration of his assets, income and liabilities.

If convicted, he would have been out of the running for the 14 November polls.

Man not guilty of tribal attack

The court found Michael Apereo not guilty to three counts of murder on Thursday because the State did not prove the element of identification to show he actually committed the offense.

State also did not prove beyond reasonable doubt that he was at Walia check point on Oct 30, 2012.

Apereo had an alibi that he was at home in Mt Hagen with his family at the time of the attack.

Despite allegations that he was the main perpetrator in the tribal attack at the Walia Check point over land issues, the court ruled that his alibi defense was stronger.

Man pleads not guilty to shooting family who stopped to help

Jesus Deniz of Worland, Wyoming, appeared at a four-minute hearing in Billings federal court. He entered his pleas to two counts of first-degree murder, assault with intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

U.S. Marshals then took Deniz, also known as Jesus Deniz Mendoza, back into custody.