Friday, January 6, 2012

Boy, 15, murdered for being a 'witch'


A TEENAGE boy was tortured and drowned because a relative thought he was a WITCH, a court heard yesterday.

Kristy Bamu, 15, died after days of being abused with sticks, a metal bar, hammer and chisel, a jury was told.

He sustained 101 injuries including missing teeth, bruises and deep cuts. Kristy was found drowned after allegedly being hosed down in the bath by his attacker.

The young lad was on a Christmas visit to his sister Magalie in London when she and her partner Eric Bikubi, both 28, allegedly set upon him and his siblings.

The Old Bailey heard how their ordeal began when Bikubi accused Kristy, his sister Kelly, 20, and an 11-year-old sister of doing witchcraft and "adversely influencing his three-year-old son".

Brian Altman, prosecuting, told the Old Bailey: "Despite her own siblings' denials that they were sorcerers, Magalie Bamu joined her boyfriend in repeating these fantastic claims and participating in the assaults.

"They beat the three of them, refusing to let them eat, drink or sleep for days while the punishments being meted out became increasingly violent, with them using many implements found in the flat as weapons of torture.
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