Burundi: The killer of Major Dieudonné Karashira sentenced to 20 years in prison

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A member of the rank of Master Corporal sentenced to 20 years in prison by the Muyinga TGI

The court of First Instance of Muyinga (north-eastern Burundi) on Thursday sentenced Master Corporal Pierre Ntahomvukiye, alias Kadogo, ex-soldier at Mutukura camp in Cankuzo province, to 20 years in prison for being found guilty of The assassination on the night of Major Dieudonné Karashira on 25 January, of the same barracks, was found on the spot.

According to the pronouncement of the judgment, the legal expenses are charged to the public treasury. The prosecution that prosecuted the accused had served the life sentence against the accused. Master Corporal Ntahomvukiye confessed the facts, but denied intentionally killing him. “I had not planned anything right,” he said.

On the night of January 25, Master Corporal Ntahomvukiye saw his superior appear in his room to arrest him. The two men fought hand to hand until they bite each other. Feeling seriously wounded at the index finger of the right arm by bite from his superior, Master Corporal Ntahomvukiye took his rifle and fired on Major Karashira who subsequently succumbed.

It is to be recalled that Master Corporal Ntahomvukiye was cited in the case of the attack on the Mukoni military camp in Muyinga province on the night of January 24, 2017.

According to the presiding judge of the Muyinga District Court, Déogratias Nshimirimana, the defendant escaped perpetuity for cooperating with the courts from the investigation stage to the trial.

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