Jury convicts 2 of ‘witchcraft’ killing
LONDON | A British jury on Thursday found a couple guilty of torturing and murdering a 15-year-old boy whom they accused of witchcraft.
Magalie Bamu, 29, and her partner, Eric Bikubi, 28, originally from Congo, were convicted of killing Bamu’s brother Kristy, who drowned in a bathtub on Christmas Day 2010.
Prosecutors at London’s Central Criminal Court said the teenager had 130 injuries inflicted by sticks, a metal bar, a hammer and a chisel. They said he eventually drowned after being forced into a bathtub and doused with cold water.
The boy “had been the victim of a prolonged attack of unspeakable savagery and brutality,” prosecutor Brian Altman told the jury.