Rukungiri Man Handed 7-years For Threatening Violence.

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Presiding Chief Magistrate Alex Mackay Ajiji heard that on March 18th, 2014 Musinguzi used a Panga and threatened to kill his mother Beatrice Bushoromero, 70, with whom they had developed a disagreement over land.

The magistrate’s court in Rukungiri has handed a 7-Year prison sentence to a 30 year old man Puritazio Musinguzi for threatening violence. The convict is a resident of Kisiizi in Nyarushanje Sub County.
 
Presiding Chief Magistrate Alex Mackay Ajiji heard that on March 18th, 2014 Musinguzi used a Panga and threatened to kill his mother Beatrice Bushoromero, 70, with whom they had developed a disagreement over land.
 
Prosecution led by the Rukungiri Resident state Attorney Stephen Asaba told court that Musinguzi caused bodily harm to his mother through the beating he subjected her to.

The accused pleaded guilty. He however made attempts to mend relations with the mother through an apology which she rejected before the court.

The old woman further told court that her son, Musinguzi had caused the death of his own father when he hit him with a stone and that she was worried that he is capable of killing her once he is set free.

The Magistrate Mackay said that the 7 year sentence would serve as a deterrent to other persons with intent to threaten violence.
 

 

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