Obituary | Who Is Faamanu Levi? Manase Fainu Killed Him, Why? Trial Update
Who Is Faamanu Levi? Church Youth Leader Killed By NRL Star Manase Fainu
NRL rising star Manase Fainu is in custody after he was found guilty of stabbing Faamanu Levi during a violent church dance.
Manase was found innocent of wounding Faamanu Levi in the back with a steak knife at Wattle Grove on October 25, 2019. But after some hours of inquiry, Jury found him guilty of injuring a person, and he might face a maximum of 25 years in jail.
In contrast, Fainu allegedly attacked Mr. Levi in the back near the shoulder blade with a knife and brutally cut him above his right eye. It is reported that he did this crime with the help of four friends and a group of other men.
Who Is Faamanu Levi? Obituary And Bio
Youth Church Leader Faamanu Levi was brutally killed by NRL rising star during a church brawl.
As per the report of Ms. Curran, Fainu jumped across a fence on the church grounds and attacked Levi from his back. He first denied doing that vicious crime but was later found guilty of murder.
An innocent church leader lost his life during a violent and bloody brawl outside a Mormon church dance. Levi and his best friend Charlie Toilalo guided two men to the front gate and requested them to take a rest.
Levi said he moved his car around 11:30 pm with Toilalo, and some men were “kicking and punching” Charlie and Kupi Toilalo. He had experienced some scary moments. He felt someone stab him in his back, but he did not notice the man who attacked him.
Caamano underwent examinations at Liverpool Hospital and had three stitches above his eyebrow. Later he died due to collapsed lung and internal bleeding.
Why Did Manase Fainu Killed Faamanu Levi?
The 24 years old NRL rising star Manase Fainu killed Youth Church Leader Faamanu Levi during a brawl following a Mormon church dance.
According to one eyewitness, Tony Quach, Fainu, who had his arm fling at the time, stabbed Levi at his shoulder. But Fainu denied attacking him and claimed it was a case of mistaken identity.
He added that he was 10m away from the crime scene when he heard someone screaming “knife, knife.” However, Quach told the court that he identified Manase while stabbing his friend Mr. Levi.
Fainu, with an aggressive look on his face, found holding a knife in his other hand. Also, CCTV played during the trial proved Fainu was jumping the fence from a Coles car park back into the church.
The motive of this case is not revealed yet, as Manase had no history of violence or criminal record.
Manase Fainu Trial Update And Prison Sentence
Manly hooker Manase Fainu is facing years in jail in charge of stabbing church leader Faamanu Levi during a wild and bloody Mormon church brawl.
Manly Sea Eagles NRL player will remain on bail over the weekend per the court notice. His bail application will be postponed until Monday because of Friday’s industrial strike by prison officers.
Manase’s barrister, Margaret Cunneen SC, is against the application and said he had not infringed on any bail conditions over the last three years.
The judge commanded Fainu to report to the police daily and not go anywhere without permission; he would live with his parents but under the observation of the police officers.
Manase performed on 34 NRL matches across the 2018 and 2019 seasons.