- Judges ruled that the sentencing was not in consistency with the sentences previously imposed in similar cases.
The Court of Appeal has set aside a 50 year jail term handed to a man who killed the father of another man he suspected to be befriending his wife.
Tubeine Robert alias Lecturer was convicted of murder and sentenced to 50 years imprisonment.
Prosecution proved that on the 17th of August 2017, the deceased (KaheruTerasiso) went missing and his relatives started searching for him before his relatives found his body dumped in the swamp on the 19th of August.
Ms. Kamujuni Evelyn suspected the appellant to have killed the deceased because 8 days previous he had allegedly threatened to kill one of the family members of the deceased if the deceased did not stop his son from befriending his wife.
The appellant was arrested and charged with murder but denied the charges before the court found him guilty as charged and sentenced him to 50 years of imprisonment.
Dissatisfied with the decision of the trial court, he appealed against both the conviction and sentence accusing trial judge to have erred in law and fact when he failed to properly evaluate the evidence on the record which occasioned a miscarriage of Justice and handing him a harsh and manifestly excessive punishment.
Three justices of the Court of Appeal led by Deputy Chief Justice Richard Buteera have ruled that the sentencing was not in consistency with the sentences previously imposed in similar cases.
They have now set aside the 50 years and replaced it with a sentence of 35 years to run from 10th September 2020 when he was convicted.The lower court had handed him the said sentence as a deterrent.
"The convict killed an innocent man who merely advised him to behave well and these useless Murders (are rampant in this area and must be stopped.
"The lower court further ruled that the appellant comes from a young generation tat has a role of taking care of the other people in society but instead they are killing them like goats which must be stopped with deterrent sentences.