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Bong Court Sentences Man, 26, To Life For Murder
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Bong Court Sentences Man, 26, To Life For Murder
By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, October 6 (LINA) - The Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Gbarnga, Bong County has sentenced a 26-year-old man to life in prison for murder.

According to the prosecutor, Samuel Moore was sentenced after he was found guilty of killing his girlfriend on grounds that she spent L$7,000 (about US$70) without his authorization.

Moore, a resident of Sanoyea District, was brought down guilty by a trial jury Tuesday before the Resident Circuit Court Judge Boima Kontoe.

The trial jurors said the verdict was consistent with the evidence produced in court by the prosecution.

Moore was arrested in August for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Manwoe Kerkulah, with a cutlass in Volomenee Town in Sanoyea District.

According to court record, argument broke out between them when she reportedly refused to account for the L$7,000 she took from a local savings club in Volomenee.

Court record also shows that  Moore woke Manwoe up early that morning and demanded her to account for the money, but she told him that the money was used, prompting him to chop her with a cutlass on the back of her neck.

At the same time, trial jurors at the 9th Judicial Circuit Court have brought down a unanimous guilty verdict against defendant Bobby Goodling for criminal attempt to commit murder and aggravated assault and sentenced him to five years in prison.

Meanwhile, the public defense lawyer in the two cases has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court.
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