SOUTH SUDAN: MAN SENTENCED TO HANG IN YEI FOR KILLING BODA-BODA RIDER
May 26, 2016: A court in Yei River County sentenced a 26 year old man to death by hanging, for killing a Boda-boda rider early this year.
Thomas Sabri Marcello was found guilty of murder of the unnamed cyclist in April.
A 23 year old man, Elias Malish William, has also been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for coordinating the murder.
Judge Obec Deyong presided over the court hearing on the 26th May, this is how he ruled:
â€śâ€¦. the first convict Elias Malish William is sentenced to imprisonment for a term of five years, with effect from the 1st April, 2016, for contravention of section 140 of the penal code act of 2008.
â€śThe first convict is also sentenced to imprisonment for a term of two years, in that he has seven yearsâ€¦ for contravention of section 297, with effect from 1st April, 2016.
â€śThe second convict, Thomas Sabri Marcello, is to be hanged by the neck until he is dead. This is the final judgment.â€ť (Sources: Eye Radio, 28/05/2016)