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Woman Jailed 25 Years for Murder of Husband

Hellen Acham, 39 , a resident of Akitenino village, Omito parish, Lira Sub county pleaded guilty of murdering her husband.While appearing before the Lira Resident High Court Judge, Alex Marcay Ajiji, Acham confessed to have participated in the attack on her husband Ongora on August 4, 2016.
High Court in Lira has sentenced a woman to 25 years in jail for the murder of her husband.

While appearing before the Lira Resident High Court Judge, Alex Marcay Ajiji on Wednesday, Helen Acham aged 39 and a resident of Akitenino village, Omito parish, Lira Sub County pleaded guilty to the murder of Denis Ongora in 2016.

Ongora was attacked by Acham at his home in Akitenino village, Lira Municipality and robbed him of 9 million shillings. Ongora died two weeks later at Mulago Hospital.

Acham's 17 year-old son Daniel Omara was sentenced to 17 years in jail.  Douglas Omach, 20 pleaded not guilty was remanded until June 25th.

While delivering his judgement, Justice Ajiji cautioned couples against getting involved in domestic violence.

Meanwhile murder cases top the list of cases to be tried at the High Court session in Lira.

The session which opened on Tuesday, will presided over Justice Alex Ajiji. He will try 22 cases of murder, 17 cases of aggravated defilement, 7 cases of aggravated robbery and 4 cases of rape. 

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