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Soroti man gets 13 years for murder

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st September 2011 03:00 AM

The High Court in Soroti on Friday sentenced a 32-year-old man to 13 years in prison for murdering his father-in-law.

BY SALUME AMONG

The High Court in Soroti on Friday sentenced a 32-year-old man to 13 years in prison for murdering his father-in-law.

Delivering the judgment, Lady Justice Margret Oguli said the accused deserved the sentence.

Court heard that on October 23, 2009 at Kokeris Moroto – Matany road junction in Moroto district, Charles Aurien, a businessman, murdered Paul Kapel, a UPDF soldier.

Court heard that the accused on the fateful day went to Magdalene Amiyo’s home where Kapel used to keep his gun before going to drink.

“The accused at 7:00pm went and deceived Amiyo and picked Kapel’s gun. He went to the place Kapel was drinking from and ordered him to go and pick his gun. Kapel later followed the accused to his home and shot him,” court heard.

Oguli said Mike Ilukor, a Police detective, on October, 2010 led a Police dog to the scene of crime.

“The dog then led the Police to the place where the cartridges, were, then led the team to the accused house and laid there,” court heard.

When asked by the judge whether he had anything to say, Aurien denied killing Kapel, saying he only shot at the assailant.

“Since the state has found me guilty, I have nothing to add,” the accused said.

The state attorney, John Ochopa, asked for a deterent sentence, saying murder was a common offence in Soroti and people needed to be protected.
Samuel Isodo the defense lawyer prayed for leniency.

Soroti man gets 13 years for murder

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