By Vasinatta Yama – EMTV News, Port Moresby
A ruling is reserved on whether or not the Court will grant bail to Lawyer Felix Kange.
Kange was charged for manslaughter yesterday in Port Moresby after he allegedly shot his wife in the head at their family home on the night of May 14.
Kange’s defense council, Fredrick Lunge, told Justice George Manuhu that Kange is able and willing to pay a bail of K2,000 and has promised not to interfere with any of the state witnesses if bail is granted.
Kange who is from Southern Highlands Province, was married to late Regina Morove from Central Province, until her death.
She is survived by a six month old son.
According to the summary of facts, the firearm accidently went off and killed late Regina.
However, the state lawyer and Public Prosecutor, Pondros Kaluwin, argued that the entry of the bullet was through the mouth, and in the interest of Justice, bail should not be given.
However, Kange’s Lawyer, Fredrick told the Court that Mr Kaluwin’s statement is a matter of the trial court, and should not be discussed at the bail application.
Mr Kaluwin told the Court that whether it is First Degree Murder or manslaughter, it involves the use of a gun.
The National Court will make its ruling on Monday.