By: L.N. Reklai

March 20, 2017 (Koror, Palau)  Roger Maris Towai, a man who was charged for Manslaughter for recklessly causing the death of an 11 year-old boy, Daizon Sechalboi, in a hit-and-run incident on April 24, 2016, began serving his two-year sentence yesterday.


Mr. Roger Maris Towai who was driving a speeding vehicle toward Topside area of Koror on the middle lane, admitted to his vehicle hitting the boy and speeding away from the scene without stopping.

He was initially charged with Reckless Endangering and Negligent Injury in the First Degree. This charge was changed to Manslaughter when the boy died of his injuries shortly after the accident.

Mr. Towai was sentenced to serve 2 years in Koror jail and began serving that sentence yesterday. [/restrict]