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Minor beats 4-year-old brother to death

by Staff reporter
23 May 2024 at 10:44hrs | Views
A 13-year-old boy from Chief Chivi's area in Masvingo faces murder charges after assaulting his 4-year-old brother to death.

According to the State, on May 5, 2024, the informant left the 4-year-old in the care of his older brother. The siblings went fishing together.

On their way back, the younger brother struggled to keep up with the accused, causing him to become infuriated. In a fit of rage, the accused kicked and slapped his younger brother until he lost consciousness.

"When the younger brother fell, the accused throttled him and demanded he get up and walk home. Realizing the boy was losing consciousness, he carried him on his back, rushed home, and tried to feed him porridge, but the boy was already unconscious.

"He laid him on the floor and fled. The informant reported the death after discovering the boy's body upon returning home," said the prosecution.

The accused has been remanded in the custody of the Department of Social Welfare until June 28.

Source - newzimbabwe