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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Man sentenced to death by hanging for killing his sister

General News Man sentenced to death by hanging for killing his sister

The Ndola High Court has sentenced a 46-year-old man to death by hanging for stabbing to death his sister during a quarrel.

High Court Judge Petronella Ngulube sentenced to death John Shula of House Number 6409 Kaloko Township in Ndola after convicting him of murder.

Shula on November 8, 2010 killed his sister Euphrasia Nkweto.?According to facts presented in court, Shula picked up a quarrel with his sister when he returned from a drinking spree.

He stabbed his sister with a knife and she died after falling down.

The court had heard that when another brother tried to rescue her, Shula assaulted him.

A post mortem was conducted at Ndola Central Hospital and indicated that the death was due to knife injuries sustained during the fight.

When placed on defence, Shula opted to remain silent and refused to mitigate.

In passing sentence, Ms Justice Ngulube said Shula was found with the knife he used in the act and that he failed to defend himself when placed on defence.

“The prosecution has proved your case beyond reasonable doubt, I find you guilty of the offence, and I convict you accordingly as charged,” Justice Ngulube told the accused.

Ms Justice Ngulube said the crime committed was grave and was sentencing Shula to death by hanging until pronounced dead.
[Times of Zambia]

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13 COMMENTS

    • WHY IS THE COURT COMMITTING THE SAME CRIME OF KILLING THE PERSON WHO KILLED ANOTHER PERSON, PLEASE DONT COMMIT THE SAME SIN THE KILLER COMMITTED, THE MAN ACTED UNDER INFLUENCE OF A DRUG AND HE NEVER PREMEDITATED, GIVE HIM LIFE IMPRISONEMENT AN PA ROLL RELEASE HIM WHEN HE IS 80YEARS OLD

  1. This was not murder, it was manslaughter and he cannot be hagged for this offence. It was a quarrel that led to fighting then death. Murder is pre-meditated, manslaughter leads to death but not pre-meditated. He should be sent to prison for life.

  2. And what benefit do we get as society in Killing him anyway! Some of these laws are so old they have no place in 21st Century.

  3. WHAT A LOSS AND SAD ENDING. I CAN IMAGINE A MOTHER LOOSING 2 CHILDREN, 1 KILLING A SISTER AND THEN BEING HANGED.

  4. BECKYTAk and EDWARD TEMBO IF U HAVE NOTHING TO COMMENT ON THIS FORUM JUST READ OTHER PEOPLES COMMENTS, WHO CANT READ AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE FAMILY HAS LOST TWO PEOPLE. UMBULI

  5. I agree what the man did was wrong but let’s not forget that he was from a drinking spree. It appears the killing was not premeditated and therefore could be defined as manslaughter. Life sentence with hard labour would do. I am not for the idea of him being hanged.

  6. When time has come no one can reject it, so my friend just be Prayerful for we shall meet in the Glory land(HEAVEN) because “for all have sinned but fall short of the Glory of GOD”. MYSRIP in advance.

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