Rwandan Soldier Handed Life Sentence for Mass Murder

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The Rwandan Military Court on Monday sentenced Private Théogene Munyembabazi to life imprisonment in connection with the killing five people and injuring six others.

   The Rwandan Military Court on Monday sentenced Private Théogene Munyembabazi to life imprisonment in connection with the killing five people and injuring six others.
 
Munyembabazi   committed the crime at Hunters Sport, a night club in Gisuma Cell, Byumba Sector, Gicumbi District in August this year.
 
The confusion at the pub is said to have started when the suspect's request to dance was turned down by a lady identified as  Flavia Kayitesi who  had been accompanied by the boyfriend to the club.
 
The soldier is said to have attempted to use force which earned him a slap from the lady before friends intervened to separate the two.
 
Private Munyembabazi was subsequently thrown out of the pub before he returned with a gun which he used to Kill five people and injure six others.
 
During a military court session held at Gicumbi District Main Hall, Major Charles Madudu found the soldier guilty of the charges leveled against him and handed him a life term sentence.
 
The judge further revealed that the lawyers of the families of the victims had filed claims that the convict was a government employee and that the government should help and pay compensation.
 
The judge ordered that, besides the life imprisonment, Munyembabazi pays over 80 million Rwanda Francs to families of the dead members and their lawyers.
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