Uganda v. Ogwang

The accused is charged with murdering his wife with a hoe.  The couple’s son lived nearby and heard his parents fighting.  He interrupted his parents’ fight and tried to stop it, but the accused grabbed a hoe and struck his wife in the head, which killed her.  The accused denied his son’s testimony and said his wife was attacked while out with him. The Court found the son’s testimony credible and rejected the accused’s statements.  The Court sentenced the accused to 40 years imprisonment.

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