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Court Sentences Woman To Death For Killing One-yr Old Baby

Posted: Jun 14, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tor Vande-Acka, Makurdi

A Makurdi High court has sentenced a 38- year old house wife, Ternenge Tersoo, to death by hanging for strangling her one year old step son to death.

The convict had snatched her step son away from his nanny and strangled the child to death.

Daily Independent gathered that shortly after learning of the act, the husband of the convicted woman reported the matter to the police.

She however denied killing the child when the case came up in court even as no witness testified for her But, the Prosecution tendered a medical report of the autopsy carried out on the deceased at the General hospital Vandeikya, Vandeikya LG of the state Two witnesses including the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) also testified against her.

Delivering judgment, Justice Jennifer Ijohor said evidence before her showed that the prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. While she noted the evidence was overwhelming to warrant her conviction, she advised barren women to look up to God for children instead of engaging in nefarious acts.

She has been remanded at the federal minimum prisons, Makurdi where she awaits her execution.