A 39-year Kenyan was last Tuesday sentenced to death for killing his wife over her own cellphone.
According to local reports, the incident occurred at the late Caroline Mbeta’s workplace on October 28, 2010 following an argument. Bernard Mwenga Wilson was said to have licked the blood off the knife he used to stab her.
According to the autopsy results, Mbeta was stabbed 23 times on her head, shoulder, and lower abdomen. She died due to acute blood loss.
Wilson, who is reportedly well-known in his neighborhood for beating his wife, claimed that he was drunk during the stabbing and did not recollect what happened that day. But judge Kuka Kimaru disagreed, saying in his ruling, ‘The fact that you stabbed your wife 23 times shows you had an intention to kill. Witnesses saw you lick her blood which had stained the knife you used to attack her.’
Wilson has until 13 October to appeal his sentence.
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