Girlfriend's body put out with trash

2012-10-12 08:27
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Pretoria - A man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for killing his girlfriend and dumping her body in a dustbin and putting her out with the rest of the trash.

A Pretoria judge said suspended prosecutor Geoffrey Maponya deserved a stiffer sentence than the one that the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions had agreed to and said an effective three years behind bars was far too lenient for the murder of Precious Sibanda, 22, reported the Pretoria News.

Sibanda died after she was punched, kicked and throttled and finally suffocated after a plastic bag was pulled over her head.

Maponya tried to stuff her body in a freezer but it didn’t work after which he put her in the dustbin.

He told the court that he had not meant to kill her and had put the plastic bag over her head because he couldn’t look at her face.

On the day of the murder Maponya did not go to work but spent the day drinking and smoking dagga with Sibanda.

They had an argument because she wanted to go home and he began assaulting her.

Maponya argued in court that he did not intend killing her and was guilty only of culpable homicide as he was “negligent” when he had put the plastic bag over her head, not knowing that Sibanda was still alive and that it could kill her.

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