Woman, 38, Gets Death Sentence For Murdering Son | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe


Woman, 38, Gets Death Sentence For Murdering Son

Posted: Jun 11, 2015 at 8:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tor Vande-Acka, Makurdi


A high court in Makurdi, Benue State, has sentenced a 38-year-old housewife, Ternenge Tersoo, to death by hanging for strangling her one-year-old stepson to death.

The convict had snatched the child away from his nanny and strangulated him to death.

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

Tersoo, however, denied killing the child when the case came up in court even as no witness testified for her.

The prosecution tendered a medical report of the autopsy carried out on the deceased at the General Hospital, Vandeikya, Vandeikya Local Government Area of the state.

Two witnesses, including the Investigating Police Officer also testified against her.

Delivering judgement, Justice Jennifer Ijohor said evidence before her showed that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

While she noted the evidence was overwhelming to warrant Tersoo’s conviction, she advised barren women to look up to God for children instead of engaging in nefarious acts.

Tersoo has been remanded at the Federal Prisons, Makurdi, to await her execution.