Man sentenced to death by hanging for raping 3-yr-old stepdaughter

Samson Mutero, who raped the deceased in a bush is to die by hanging for his crime.

Hangman's noose

Justice Kamocha Kamocha gave the verdict yesterday, August 3, 2017, after finding the accused guilty of murder.

A top online news company in Zimbabwe, The Chronicle, confirmed that Mutero committed the heinous act in a bush which left 3-year-old Chipochashe Ndlovu unconscious.

He subsequently returned the child to her home where he told its mother that the infant had suffered an epileptic attack.

Kamocha in her ruling said, “I was unable to find anything which can be regarded as an extenuating circumstance. In the result, the sentence of this court is that you be returned to custody.

"The sentence of death be executed upon you according to the law."

Mutero would have gotten away with the crime if not for a suspicious village head identified as Chief Nyamhondo who reported the matter to the police.

An investigation was launched and a post-mortem result revealed that the deceased had a lacerated rectum and had suffered sexual abuse, police prosecutor, Nwabayi Mutawi stated at the court.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Critics question pro-legalization candidate Wajackoyah's mental health

Critics question pro-legalization candidate Wajackoyah's mental health

CUE revokes Sakaja's degree, again

CUE revokes Sakaja's degree, again

Martha Karua’s rally cut short as teargas canister explodes near podium

Martha Karua’s rally cut short as teargas canister explodes near podium

I'll set aside Sh38B for free calls and internet in every Kenyan's home - Ruto

I'll set aside Sh38B for free calls and internet in every Kenyan's home - Ruto

Protect African refugees and migrants, Kenya to European countries

Protect African refugees and migrants, Kenya to European countries

Police issue warning after video of child smoking an illegal substance went viral

Police issue warning after video of child smoking an illegal substance went viral

MP Samuel Arama jailed for six months over fraud

MP Samuel Arama jailed for six months over fraud

Maize flour prices drop by Sh2 after CS Munya's interventions

Maize flour prices drop by Sh2 after CS Munya's interventions

Residents set ablaze MP's campaign car after road crash [Video]

Residents set ablaze MP's campaign car after road crash [Video]