WELL, AT LEAST HE DIDN’T EAT HIM

From THE HERALD SUN:

Papua New Guinea Lutheran pastor Kandata Maua, has been sentenced to 16 years jail for killing his brother with an axe.

During a heated row over kunai grass, used as building material for traditional PNG houses, Maua hit his brother on the back of the head with the blunt side of an axe head, Wabag National Court heard.

Judge Ellis said he was used to sentencing people for customary payback deaths, especially after arguments over pigs, but this was the first time the argument had been over over kunai grass.

"I find it difficult to understand how someone who is supposed to teach people how they should live could even think of hitting another human being on the head," he added.

COMMENT: Oh, Papua New Guinea is such a refreshingly, innocent country still. In the USA no judge would ever be surprised at a pastor killing somebody over a bit of lawn.

Please note: The headline is a reference to the ancient, no longer practiced, cannibalistic diet plans of some PNG tribes and has absolutely nothing to do with the colour of Mr. Maua's skin which could be bright green for all I know.

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WELL, AT LEAST HE DIDN’T EAT HIM — 4 Comments

  1. There was a man from my town who was a Lutheran missionary to PNG in the 1930s-1960s. I hear he was pretty handy with an axe too.

  2.      Oh, I could see lawn issues raising hackles. Your neighbor’s lawn is like a golf course, but you battle day in and day out to keep the brown spots and weeds at bay, so you lose it one moonless night and sneak over and sprinkle dandelion seeds everywhere… it’s a classic Cain & Abel situation… not that I have any personal experience… I’m just sayin’.