Defendants indicted for murder and manslaughter in Jaron Weilbacher case

(John Muliaga)

John Mike Muliaga was indicted Friday by a Grand Jury Panel for Murder as a First Degree Felony, Aggravated Assault as a Second Degree Felony, and two counts of Assault as a Misdemeanor.

Ahkee Fiataugaluia

Fiatuagaluia Ahkee, co-defendant in this case, was indicted on charges of Manslaughter as a First Degree Felony and Aggravated Assault as a Third Degree Felony.

A forensic autopsy was conducted on the victim this past weekend. Prosecutors reviewed
those findings and made a determination that the additional charges were supported by
probable cause before presenting it to the grand jury.

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A Grand Jury is made up of 16-23 members of the community who hear evidence and vote
on whether there is reasonable cause to believe that the accused has committed a crime.

At least 12 Grand Jury members must agree that reasonable cause exists in order to return a True Bill.

The investigation is ongoing in this case. The defendants will next appear before the court
at their arraignment.