Crime & Investigation

21-year-old Sentenced to 50 Years for Murder


information pills geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>While convicting the boy earlier last week together with his parents Frank Mugerwa and Winnie Mugerwa, Justice Elizabeth Alividiza said the parents were responsible for being accessories to the murder by obstructing police from arresting their son.

The judge said that the circumstances of this case are rarest of the rare cases considering the way the boy was killed and the body stuffed in a polythene sack adding that the offender deserved the maximum sentence of death penalty.

However, Alidiviza noted that given the state of mind of the boy who is mentally ill and was remorseful after realizing his mistakes, the judge handed him a 50-year sentence adding that the convict is fit and proper to be in prison.

The judge further ordered that after the 50 year sentence is served, the convict should undergo medical examination to determine if he is fit to be back to society in order to avoid harming members of the public.

The court further sentenced the two parents for the accused for 26 months in prison for being accessories in the murder of their son.

According to evidence produced by witnesses, 18-year-old Anthony Ssali (by then) and a resident of Kibibi B village in Makindye Division, using a machete murdered Edrisa Ssozi who was by then in P.2 and packed his body in a polythene bag before dumping it in the nearby garden where it was later discovered.

Parents speak out

Speaking after the sentence, Iddi Ssekandi the father to the deceased applauded court for the sentence which he said would serve as a lesson to other offenders.

“I have a lot of pain in my heart considering the way my child was brutally killed, body stuffed in a 50 kg yellow polythene bag and later dumped in the garden. They deserved the sentence,” noted the tearful Ssekandi.


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