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Kabwe man sentenced to death for killing wife

KALUNGA MUSONDA, Kabwe
A 40-YEAR-OLD man of Kabwe has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Kabwe High Court after it convicted him of killing his wife.
This was in a matter in which Vincent Macheleta was charged with the murder of Lidia Nkoshi.
Kabwe High Court judge Elita Mwikisa convicted and imposed the death penalty on Macheleta on Tuesday, this week.
“Having found you guilty of this charge, I sentence you to death by hanging,” Ms Justice Mwikisa said.
The convict, on unknown dates but between February 17 and 18, last year, in Kabwe, is alleged to have murdered his wife, Nkonshi.
In delivering judgment, Ms Justice Mwikisa told Macheleta that the court had found him guilty as charged.
During trial, the court heard that Macheleta and Nkonshi had gone drinking at a local pub in Katondo township on the material day.
Ireen Mwape, 29, sister of the deceased, testified that she found the couple enjoying themselves at the named pub.
Mwape told the court that Macheleta indicated to her that his wife was behaving strangely and that he would kill her (jokingly).
Mwape said she was surprised to be informed the following day that her sister was dead.
She told the court that the body of the deceased was found five metres from her matrimonial home.
And arresting office Evans Mushanga, 25, from Chowa police station testified that he received a report from William Mubanga, 33.

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