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Pi­rate vic­tim says raider linked to her hus­band’s mur­der may be in­no­cent

- Mail For­eign Ser­vice

A BRI­TISH woman who was kid­napped by So­mali pi­rates is sup­port­ing the ap­peal of the only man con­victed in con­nec­tion with her hus­band’s mur­der.

David Teb­butt, 58, was shot dead dur­ing a hol­i­day in Kenya in 2011 and his wife Jude, now 64, was ab­ducted and held hostage in So­ma­lia for six months.

The only per­son con­victed in con­nec­tion with the crime is pen­ni­less Kenyan farmer Ali Babitu Kololo, who showed the gang the way to the cou­ple’s beach bun­ga­low in the mid­dle of the night.

He was sen­tenced to death for rob­bery with vi­o­lence.

Mrs Teb­butt, from Bishop’s Stort­ford, Hert­ford­shire, said she did not recog­nise Mr Kololo as one of the gang and be­lieves his claims of in­no­cence.

She told BBC News: ‘I do want jus­tice, but I don’t want jus­tice at any cost. I don’t want any­one sen­tenced… when there is any shadow of a doubt over it.’

 ??  ?? Hor­ror: David and Jude Teb­butt
Hor­ror: David and Jude Teb­butt

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