Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu deny murder
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Kristy Bamu 'murdered over claims he was a witch'

A jury has been told that a 15 year old boy was beaten, tortured and drowned on Christmas day 2010 by his sister and her boyfriend, because they believed he was a witch.

The prosecution described the killing of Kristy Bamu in East London as an attack of unspeakable savagery.

The couple, Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu, who are from the Democratic Republic of Congo, deny murder.

Luisa Baldini's report contains some distressing details.

  • 05 Jan 2012