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?A High court in Makurdi, Benue State, on Thursday sentenced a housewife to death by hanging for strangling a 12-month-old baby of her husband’s second wife.Mrs. Ternenge Tersoo, 38, could not produce a child for husband after seven years of marriage.She was said to have deep anger when the second wife her husband married conceived immediately and was delivered of a baby boy.Mrs. Ternenge one day in 2012 forcefully snatched the baby from the second wife’s nanny and strangled him. The husband consequently reported her to the police.Although she pleaded not guilty, the court held that she did not show remorse.She testified for herself and called no witness to support her claim.The prosecution called two witnesses, including the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), who tendered a medical report of the autopsy carried out on the deceased baby at the General Hospital, Vandeikya.Delivering judgement, Justice Jennifer Ijohor said evidence before her showed that prosecution had proved the case beyond reasonable doubts that to warrant the conviction of the convict.She advised barren women to look up to God, instead of taking the law into their hands.
The convict was consequently taken to the Federal Minimum Prisons, Makurdi where she is to await execution.

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