A 39-year-old Kenyan man, Bernard Mwenga Wilson, has been handed the death penalty by a court in that country after he was found guilty of murdering his wife, Caroline Mbeta, and mother of his three children over a disagreement on the use of her mobile phone, reports Nairobi News.
The court heard how Wilson, a perpetual wife beater, had gone to the salon where the wife worked and battered her, before going ahead to stab her 23 times and drinking her blood as she bled to death.
In his ruling, the president of the court, Justice Luka Kimaru, said there was no justification for the act committed February 10, 2010.
“The fact that you stabbed her 23 times shows you had an intention to kill. Witnesses saw you lick her blood which had stained the knife you used to attack her.
You are a person who assaulted your wife on several occasions and on this one decided to murder her,” the judge said.
Justice Kimaru said an autopsy report indicated that the victim had 3 litres of blood in her chest due to the multiple stab wounds that were also found on her chest, lower abdomen, head and shoulders.
He said he had rejected the suspect’s defence that on the fateful day he was drunk and could not have a recollection of what he had done or what had happened.