GULU Chief Magistrate Tom Chemtai on Wednesday sentenced a primary school teacher to 15 years in jail for strangling her step-son.
Teddy Ajok on December 26, at Anaka trading centre in Gulu district, killed Emmanuel Onen, 13, a pupil of Negri Boarding Primary School. She was charged with manslaughter.
Ajok, a teacher at Anaka Central Primary School, pushed Onenâ€™s body under her bed before fleeing to her sister in Bombo, where she was arrested by the Police and brought back to Gulu for trial.
Chemutai said, â€œItâ€™s regrettable that the victim died at a young age. He was about 12 years old.
â€œIf this case had been investigated properly by the Police, the accused should have been charged with murder. I have taken into account the mitigating factors raised by the defence counsel.
â€œHowever, this is a very serious offence, where justice must be seen to be done. Accordingly I sentenced the accused to a jail term of 15 years.â€
Ajok is jailed at Gulu central prison.
Gulu teacher jailed for strangling step-son