Woman to die by hanging for killing step-son

NooseA MAKURDI High Court presided over by Justice Jennifer Ijohor, has sentenced a 38- year-old housewife, Mrs. Ternenge Tersoor to death by hanging for killing her husband’s second wife’s one-year-old son.

The Guardian gathered that the husband of the convict, Mr. Tersoor had reported her to the police in 2012 that she snatched the baby from her nanny and strangled him to death.

When the case came up, the accused pleaded not guilty and was unremorseful even as she testified for herself and called no witness to support her claim.

But the prosecutor called two witnesses including the Investigating Police Officer, who tendered a medical report of the autopsy carried out on the deceased baby at General Hospital, Vandeikya.

Delivering judgment, Justice Jennifer Ijohor said evidence before the court showed that prosecution had proved his case beyond reasonable doubt to warrant the conviction of the accused.

She advised barren women to always pray and look up to God instead of engaging in heinous acts and ordered her to be taken to the Federal Minimum Prisons, Makurdi where she was awaiting death by hanging.

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