Convicted murderer escapes hangman’s noose

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FRANCISTOWN: A 22-year-old man was yesterday sentenced to 12 years in prison following a conviction of a single count of murder.

Tshepang Motsamai of Tonota was found guilty of stabbing Khumoetsile Sechele on the neck on February 22, 2012 in Tonota, following an alcohol-induced altercation at one of the village bars.

When passing the sentence, Justice Zibani Makhwade said it is trite in law that sentences passed in court should fit the crime committed, adding that it is imperative for the court to balance justice with mercy.

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