5 indicted on federal charges in attack on Anchorage man
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Five Anchorage residents have been indicted on federal charges after prosecutors say they worked together to kidnap and beat a man who was delivered to a hospital in an animal cage last year.
KTVA-TV reports federal authorities say Abshir Mohamed was left with severe injuries after he was beaten by an “aluminum baseball bat, a broom stick, and stomps to the head” in August 2017.
U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder announced Tuesday the new charges against 29-year-old Macauther Vaifanua (vif-fan-OO-ah), 28-year-old Faamanu Vaifanua (fah-ah-MAH-noo vif-fan-OO-ah), 30-year-old Jeffery Ahvan (AH-vahn), 25-year-old Rex Faumui (fah-oo-MOO-ee), and 22-year-old Tamole Lauina (tah-MOH-lay law-WEE-nah).
Four were indicted on federal kidnapping charges while Lauina has been charged with being an accessory after the fact. They have also been charged in state court.
Information from: KTVA-TV, http://www.ktva.com
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