$200 bail for wife ‘killer’

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Codelia Mon­dela Court Reporter

A MAN from Bu­l­awayo who al­legedly sav­agely kicked his wife, re­sult­ing in her death days later in hos­pi­tal, has been granted $200 bail.

Ricardo Stad­don (50) al­legedly as­saulted his wife Kim Ca­te­rina on her face and chest last month.

Bu­l­awayo mag­is­trate Ms Adelaide Mbeure granted him bail af­ter he got con­sent from the Pros­e­cu­tor Gen­eral at the High Court.

“Ac­cused per­son is to de­posit $200 with the clerk of court, should not in­ter­fere with State wit­nesses and should re­side at the given ad­dress till the mat­ter is fi­nalised. Ac­cused per­son should sur­ren­der all trav­el­ling doc­u­ments and re­port at Don­ning­ton Po­lice Sta­tion twice weekly,” the mag­is­trate said.

Stad­don is rep­re­sented by Ms Anna Kunda of Dube and As­so­ciates. He will be back in court on June 24.

For the State, Mr Ma­clean Ndlovu said Ca­te­rina died at the United Bu­l­awayo Hos­pi­tals (UBH) where she was ad­mit­ted in the In­ten­sive Care Unit.

“Stad­don slapped and kicked Ca­te­rina with booted feet on the face and chest un­til she lost con­scious­ness at Gains­bor­ough, Barham Green on May 19,” he said.

“She was taken to UBH where she was ad­mit­ted un­til she passed away on May 24 at around 8PM. A post mortem which was con­ducted on May 28 showed that death was caused by the as­sault.”—@Mon­de­laC

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