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Defense Reviews Competency in Stabbing Case

Police say Laungatasi Samana Ahio killed his victim because of a personal argument at the Mills High School tennis courts.

The case against a man charged with stabbing Millbrae resident Jared Afu to death in 2010 at Mills High School continues after the man’s defense attorney requested more time to review the report of his client’s competency to stand trial.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Napa State Hospital doctors concluded Ahio was competent for trial, or able to aid his defense at trial. The defense would like more time to review this decision, and the case was reset for October 18.

Laungatasi Samana Ahio, 23, is accused of confronting Afu confronted over personal matters at the Mills High tennis courts in front of friends on August 4, 2010.

Ahio is accused of stabbing Afu repeatedly in the face. Police say he then fled the scene. Afu died at the scene.

The police report summary states that a trail of blood led from the tennis courts to a church two blocks away where a backpack with a bloody knife and the accused's identification was found.

Ahio surrendered - with his parents accompanying him - the next day at the South San Francisco Police Department. "The parents convinced him that he had to turn himself in, and they came in with him," said San Mateo District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Ahio remains in custody.

 

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