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Baby killer jailed 1 year

NANCY CHUNI, Kabwe
A 21-YEAR-OLD student in Kabwe who last year slit the throat of her newly-born baby with a sharp object and dumped it in a septic tank at a local church near her college has been jailed for one year.
When Chipabika appeared in the Kabwe High Court before Judge Charles Zulu on Tuesday, she was told that much as she is a first offender, the offence was inhuman and that she deserved to be jailed to reflect on her actions.
During trial, Chipabika denied the charge of infanticide, but the court found that she committed the offence on June 11, 2016 by wilfully injuring her baby after giving birth and proceeded to dump it in a septic tank.
The court heard that during investigations, the convict admitted to having had an abortion and later led the police to the scene of crime, where a sharp instrument suspected to have been used and the baby were found.




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