Justice Served! Boyfriend Who BEAT And Stamped Partner’s Two-Year-Old Son To DEATH Is Jailed For 21 Years

A churchgoer who murdered his partner’s two-year-old son after stamping on his head during months of sickening abuse has been jailed for 21 years.

Chevaze Sanchez McGregor, 27, inflicted a string of injuries on Jeremiah Regis-Ngaujah before delivery a fatal blow which ruptured the boy’s intestines.

The toddler – known as ‘little smiler’ – was left ‘broken and battered’ with more than 100 injuries, including a skull fracture and a bite wound.

Medics attempted to save the boy’s life but he suffered an ‘agonising’ death 24 hours after the attack.

Today, McGregor  – who believed pain could teach children right from wrong – was jailed for life when he appeared at Birmingham Crown Court.

Jeremiah’s mother Sindyann Regis, 26, who had previously admitted allowing the death of a child, was also sentenced to three years and four months.

Her not guilty plea to murder was accepted by the prosecution.

During the hearing, the court was told how Jeremiah was born in February 2014 but his parents had separated before the birth.

Regis, who was living in London at the time, had been brought up in the Pentecostal church where she met McGregor while seven months’ pregnant.

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Sally Howes QC, prosecuting, said the pair were initially just friends but it developed into a relationship and McGregor was present at the birth of Jeremiah.

But the relationship came to an end and Regis moved away. The couple stayed in touch and ,in June 2016, they rekindled their relationship.

During the hearing, the court heard how McGregor used physical chastisement to ‘toughen children up’.

The thug used his fists, a belt and a rod to discipline Jeremiah and three other children.

The court heard how, on the night of Jeremiah’s death in November 2016, an ambulance was called to Jeremiah’s home in Wednesfield, West Midlands, after Regis knocked on neighbours’ doors, claiming her son was unwell.

McGregor then approached the ambulance carrying Jeremiah. The child had no pulse and was not breathing.

He was taken to hospital where he pronounced dead the next morning.

The court heard how doctors who examined Jeremiah’s body became suspicious of the injuries he had suffered, including an adult-sized bite mark.

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Police were alerted and a post-mortem examination revealed that Jeremiah died from peritonitis as a result of blunt force trauma to his abdomen.

In police interviews, McGregor – who claimed not to remember hitting Jeremiah around the head, produced a letter in which he stated: ‘Sindyann does not discipline him so it must be me.

‘The job of the parent is to correct. God gave us pain so we know to do the right thing.’

As Miss Howes outlined the boy’s injuries, Regis could be heard sobbing in a room beside the dock and was allowed to leave court.

She described how he suffered numerous rib fractures, a bite mark to his chest, bruising and brain injury.

Concluding her summary of the events leading up to the death, Miss Howes told the court: ‘This is a case of a callous, sustained regime of brutality against a defenceless two-year-old in his own home.

‘Jeremiah was left broken and battered with life-threatening injuries and as his life ebbed away moment by agonising moment, Chevaze McGregor stood by and watched, knowing full well what he had done.’

The court heard how even the investigating police officers were shocked by the brutality inflicted upon Jeremiah.

The court also heard how Regis told police that her partner had ‘anger management difficulties’.

‘He would get so angry and everyone was a bit scared,’ she said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Man Faces Jail Term For Halting Traffic To Propose To His Girlfriend

There are so many ways to propose to your would be spouse, the classic dinner then ring, the engagement party, the ring in champagne, ring on cake as dessert etc .One man decided to halt traffic to engage his girlfriend a romantic act that could land him jail time.

A newly-engaged man is facing charges after he stopped traffic on a busy motorway in Texas to propose to his girlfriend.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Vidal Valldares ground traffic to a halt on Sunday when he popped the question.

According to reports he was aided by friends who stood in front of lanes of traffic while he proposed to his girlfriend Michelle Wycoff, who accepted.

Mr Valldares posted a picture of the proposal online, with the message: “When you shut down one of the biggest and busiest freeways in the entire country (I45) and you ask your girl if she wants to marry you, that moment is priceless love you @mlwycoff #shesaidyes”.

Mr Valldares will now face a charge of obstructing a highway for his stunt on the I45, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

In as much as the friends were overjoyed at their engagement and the support from their friends, many who were on the highway were unimpressed by their actions.

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Pistorius to learn if he must return to jail for murder

Oscar Pistorius will learn on Thursday if he will be sent back to jail, when South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal announces its verdict on a bid by prosecutors to have him convicted of murder for killing his girlfriend.

The star Paralympic sprinter was found guilty last year of the lesser crime of culpable homicide — the equivalent of manslaughter — for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, 2013.

Pistorius, who said he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he opened fire with his pistol, was released from prison on parole in October after serving one year of his five-year sentence.

“There is a real prospect that the court might set aside the culpable homicide conviction and replace it with murder,” criminal lawyer Rudi Krause told AFP.

“In that case, the appeal court will then send the matter back to the trial court for sentencing.”

One of the five appeal judges is due to read out the verdict at 9:45 am (0745 GMT) at the court in Bloemfontein, South Africa’s judicial capital.

At the crux of the case was how trial judge Thokozile Masipa interpreted the principle of “dolus eventualis” — awareness of the likely outcome of an action — under which she acquitted Pistorius of murder.

During a one-day hearing at the appeal court in November, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel argued that Pistorius intended to kill whoever was behind the locked toilet door through which he fired four bullets.

Pistorius, who will not be present in court, was released on October 19 to spend the remainder of his sentence under house arrest at his uncle’s mansion in the capital Pretoria.

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His trial attracted worldwide attention as he denied killing Steenkamp in a rage after the couple had gone to bed at his house in Pretoria.

“I was overcome with fear,” he said while in the dock, describing how he thought he heard an intruder in the bathroom.

He grabbed his gun, and rushed without his prostheses to the bathroom.

“Before I knew it, I’d fired four shots at the door,” he said, adding that he ran back to the bed only to find that Steenkamp was not there.

Pistorius killed the 29-year-old model and law graduate at the peak of his fame, following his historic performance in London in 2012 when he became the first double-amputee to race at Olympic level.

Last month he made his first appearance in public since leaving jail when he reported for community service at a police station in Pretoria.

A Pistorius family spokesman said no statement would be released after the verdict on Thursday.

Steenkamp’s mother June is likely to be in court, said her lawyer.

His parole conditions have not been made public, but are reported to require him to meet with Steenkamp’s parents if they wish.

If Pistorius, 29, is found guilty of murder, he would face a minimum of 15 years in prison.

He may also make his own appeal to South Africa’s Constitutional Court — the country’s highest court.

But defence lawyers say he cannot afford further legal battles, having already paid huge legal bills.

In the aftermath of the killing, the Paralympic gold medallist lost his glittering sports career, lucrative contracts and status as a global role model for the disabled.

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Pistorius released from jail: official statement

Oscar Pistorius left jail late Monday, officials said, to serve his remaining sentence under house arrest after spending a year behind bars for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

“Oscar Pistorius was placed under correctional supervision tonight,” correctional services department spokesman Manelisi Wolela said in a statement.

“The handling of the actual placement is an operational matter of the local management, and how they handle it is their prerogative that is carried out in the best interest of all parties concerned.”

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Police impostor Joshua Waiganjo Jailed For Five Years

Police impostor Joshua Waiganjo has been jailed for five years for impersonating an assistant commissioner of police by a Naivasha court. Waiganjo who is already serving two years at the Naivasha G.K prison for a different offence was left shell-shocked by the ruling.

Senior Resident Magistrate Shadrack Mwinzi noted that Waiganjo who still insists that he is a police officer had failed to prove the same.

The magistrate acquitted Waiganjo on two counts of robbery with violence after the complainants failed to testify in court. He also acquitted him on two charges of impersonating a police officer and one count of dressing in police uniform. He jailed Waiganjo for five years for impersonating a police officer, one year for dressing in police uniform and six months each for three charges of being in possession of government stores.

He said that police officers have proven beyond reasonable doubt that Waiganjo impersonated an assistant commissioner of police. He said that the accused failed to prove that he was a senior police officer as alleged and failed to defend his decision to wear police uniform.

The accused was given 14-days to appeal the ruling.

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Rogue Doctor Mugo Wa Wairimu May Walk Away A Free Man

The police do not have sufficient evidence to press rape charges against Mugo wa Wairimu. Head of Serious Crimes Unit John Kariuki last evening appealed to the victims to report to the CID headquarters on Kiambu Road in Nairobi.

“Please come forward so we can get the evidence required in law,” he said. “We are at the risk of having no evidence to charge the suspect in court.”

Mathari Hospital psychiatrist J Kisivuli yesterday said Wairimu is mentally sound and fit to face police investigations and possibly trial.

The suspect was taken to the hospital for examination on Monday. Kariuki said none of the women who spoke to the media claiming to have been raped at the clinic have recorded statements, so police are in a dilemma.

Investigators Tuesday visited the Prestige Clinic in Githurai 44 to gather more evidence. The visit aimed to compare the clinic’s facilities with the images captured on camera of a man sedating and raping his patients.

Police interrogated Wairimu but are yet to formally record his statement. He was to record statements by last evening after the doctors certified he is mentally okay. Kariuki said only two victims – a woman whose title deed the doctor is said to have confiscated over unpaid bills and another woman who claims to have been sedated – have spoken out.

The second victim (name withheld) said she was sedated but does not recall being raped by Wairimu. If the evidence against him is insufficient, police can only press charges of indecently assaulting his patients. The maximum jail term for this offense is one year.

Rape cases require forensic investigations so police can prove beyond reasonable doubt to secure a conviction.

-The Star

Woman sentenced to life in prison for acid attack on husband

A woman who tried to kill her husband twice by pouring acid on him while he slept has been sentenced to life in prison.

Vernicia Ruguru, 36, poured acid on her husband Patrick Njue and followed him to the hospital after learning that he had not died.

The incident happened on July 16, 2012, in Kibugu village, Embu North. The court heard that on the material day, Vernicia attacked her husband while he rested on their matrimonial bed.

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Patrick Njue (Photo courtesy, The Star)

According to The Star Newspaper, Ruguru woke up and prepared their children for school. She later walked to their bedroom as Njue lay on the bed and splashed acid on him. She then locked the door and escaped. Njue was rescued by the public after he switched on the alarm.

The court heard that when she learnt that her husband hadn’t died, the woman followed him to hospital, where he had been taken by neighbors, and had a second attempt on his life leaving the man deformed.

The woman claimed in court that she splashed acid on her husband after he tried to do the same to her during an argument. Embu principal magistrate Robinson Oigara however ruled that the claim was fabricated.

Vernicia has been given 14 days to appeal

Man who defiled his three-year-old daughter jailed for life

A man charged with defiling his three-year-old daughter has been sentenced to life imprisonment. The 34-year-old was accused of committing the crime between August 21 and 25, 2013 in Chepsoo village, Kericho.

He allegedly defiled the child while his wife was in Roret village for a church meeting. Upon her return, the woman took the child to Kericho district hospital when she noticed her strained walk. A medical exam confirmed the child had been defiled, but her father denied the allegation saying his wife lied to the police.

He claimed the woman had agreed to withdraw the case following a family meeting but changed her mind after he denied guilt. He pleaded for leniency adding that he had been staying with a relative at the time of the incident.

Kericho acting chief magistrate Samuel Soita gave him 14 days to appeal the ruling.

-The Star

 

Facebook atheist risking jail seeks to flee Egypt

Karim al-Banna, who on Monday could hear an appeal court uphold his three-year jail term for “insulting” Islam with his atheism, wishes he could live anywhere but his native Egypt.

“All I want now is to leave Egypt. Life is not possible for atheists here,” the 23-year-old engineering student told AFP from his home in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria.

If he loses the appeal over his self-declared atheism on Facebook, Banna’s last resort would be Egypt’s cassation court.

Arrested in November, he was released on bail after having spent 55 days behind bars. “It was like living in a tomb,” he said.

Banna, a former Muslim Brotherhood member, said he returned to being an avid reader of the Koran and prayed constantly to avoid being victimised by other inmates.

But he had “rejected religion” after having been disillusioned by the Brotherhood, which Egyptian authorities have worked to crush since the July 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Banna recalled how his father, to avoid a local scandal in the religiously conservative Arab country, had testified against him in court.

“He said I had opinions hostile to religion,” said the young man, who was convicted along with a friend.

Banna had gone to the police after a dispute with his neighbours over his professed atheism, but was arrested instead.

Egyptian courts have jailed several people for having insulted religion, although the constitution in theory defends freedom of expression.

The same constitution, however, outlaws insults against Egypt’s three recognised monotheist religions — Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

“Atheists are one of Egypt’s least-protected minorities, although the constitution ostensibly guarantees freedom of belief and expression,” Human Rights Watch said in January.

“Egyptian authorities need to be guided by the constitution and stop persecuting people for atheism,” the New York-based watchdog said.

Between 2011 and 2013, 42 defendants faced with the same charge have been ruled guilty, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.

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Zimbabwe nanny jailed for murder after stuffing baby in drawer

A Zimbabwean nanny was jailed for 22 years for the murder of a 10-month-old baby she stuffed into a drawer “for crying too much” before she settled down to watch TV.

Violet Moyo, 22, was sentenced on Thursday after being found guilty of murder over what the judge said was a “very cruel and brutal” death, the state-run Chronicle newspaper reported.

Moyo, from Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo, was left in charge of the baby boy while the parents went to work and had fed him and put him to bed.

But the child woke up after five hours and started crying, the prosecution said.

Moyo tried in vain to calm the boy and in frustration she wrapped him in a blanket, stuffed him in a linen drawer and shut it while she went to watch a film on television.

She went to check on the child after three hours and found he was dead, the newspaper said Friday.

High court judge Lawrence Kamocha described the baby’s death as “very cruel and brutal”.

“Despite the baby’s distressed cry, you chose to ignore him and went to the lounge to watch a television movie which is quite clear you wanted to kill him,” Kamocha said.

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Korogocho woman strangles three children to death

A woman has been arrested after she killed three children including a two weeks old infant in a bizarre attack in Korogocho slums, Nairobi.

Police say Catherine Muthoni went berserk in the slum Tuesday morning and first stabbed to death her son aged 10 before she turned on the two others who belonged to her neighbour.

She strangled her neighbour’s sons aged four and 14 days as their mother watched and screamed helplessly. The motive of the incident is yet to be established but police are investigating it.

An irate mob cornered the alleged assailant and wanted to lynch her before olice on patrol rushed to her rescue in the 9 am incident.

The police have since transferred the bodies of the children to the mortuary.

Special ‘Kachumbari’ lands man in trouble

A 32 year old butcher who went to sell his “special” kachumbari in a neighbors hotel and threatened to beat up the hotel owner when he asked him why he was trading in his hotel was Monday fined Kshs. 5,000 or 3 months imprisonment by a Thika Court on his own plea of guilty.

Nahashon Kinuthia was convicted and sentenced by Resident Magistrate J Brenda Bartoo. Giving the facts of the case, Prosecutor Chief Inspector Josephine Wambua told the Court that on January 17 at Sarana Hotel along Ruiru by-pass, the accused went to the complainant’s hotel and convinced hotel customers he had special kachumbari.

Without permission from the hotel, he brought and served clients in the hotel. When asked by the complainant why he had done so, he became unruly and threatened to beat the complainant.

Patrons intervened, arrested the accused and handed him over to police. The accused was treated as a first offender.

Indian man arrested for trying to bury daughter alive

Indian police have arrested a man for allegedly trying to bury alive his 9-year-old daughter in the northeastern state of Tripura, police said Saturday.

Neighbours alerted the police after they saw Abul Hussain trying to bury his daughter in a pit on Friday in the backyard of his residence in Putia village in Sipahijala district, local police official Uttam Bhaumick said over the phone.

“The neighbour said Abul Hussain tied the girl’s hands, taped her mouth and buried her till her neck,” Bhaumick said.

The man was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

The girl was admitted to hospital and her condition was serious, Bhaumick said.

The girl’s mother was not at home when the incident took place. Police cited neighbours saying Hussain disliked having a girl.

Many Indian families consider girls as economic burdens and sons as breadwinners, which leads to abortions of female foetuses or discrimination against girls by denying them access to education.

 

Herder gets 15 year jail term for rape

A cattle herder found guilty of raping his employer was sentenced to 15 years in jail at a Kilgoris court on Wednesday.

James Lemiso Samuria was accused of committing the offense with an accomplice who was not before the court.

His employer told the court that the “traditional medicine” she took after giving her three herders a meal on the material day turned to be a laced alcoholic drink that sent her to sleep.

“I remember that before I slept one of the three herders known as Lemayan left the room. When I woke up I found the accused person on top of me after which I realised that he had just raped me,” she said.

She said she later found out that another one of the herders named Telena had also raped her.

“On the following day I reported the matter at the Lolgorian Police Station and later underwent a medical check-up confirming my allegations of being raped,” she said.

Lemayan Olemurkoi told the court that his employer became drunk after taking muratina and that Telena then proposed that they all have sex with her.

“Telena said that we should have sex with the complainant since she could not see or feel anything, something that I rejected and left for my room to sleep, only to be woken up later by the screams of the complainant,” Lemaiyan said

He further told the court that he found Samuria with his trouser unzipped and his employer’s clothes on the floor.

Samuria insisted that he is innocent claiming that the accusation was retaliation from his boss for demanding delayed wages accrued over two months.

“On the day that I was arrested the complainant called the three herdsmen in her home to her house after which she sent one to take care of the cows while the other one was told to go and take care of the goats. I remained behind only to be arrested without being told of my crime,” he said.

Acting Senior Resident Magistrate Amos Mokoross said in her ruling that the evidence against Samuria clearly showed that he raped his employer.

– The Star

Notorious prisoner gets four guards pregnant while in jail

A notorious prisoner got four female guards pregnant as he played “kingpin” inside a corrupt jail, a court has heard.

Gangster Tavon White was serving 20 years for attempted murder inside a jail in the UK.

But he managed to make tens of thousands of dollars a week by smuggling in drugs and mobile phones, reports say, and was once heard saying: “This is my jail. My word is law.”

Prosecutors say gang members held the balance of power inside the prison, and sex between guards and inmates led to four guards becoming pregnant.

The two of the four women are even said to have had tattoos of White’s name, with one displaying a “Tavon” tattoo on her neck and the other on her wrist.

 

Nairobi county secretary gets 3 months in civil jail for skipping court

The High Court in Nairobi has issued orders for the arrest and committing to civil jail of Nairobi County Secretary Lilian Ndegwa for contempt of court.

Justice George Odunga issued the order Wednesday morning after Ndegwa failed to appear in court for the mentioning of a case in which she is accused of failing to pay legal fees to a plaintiff.

The plaintiff, Wachira Nderitu and Co Advocates, said Ndegwa owed Sh28.9 million and had moved to court to have her compelled to pay it.

Justice Odunga directed that Ndegwa will appear in court after arrest to be officially charged with contempt and to be sentenced to three months in civil jail.

The case had come up for mention following an earlier warning by the court that Ndegwa would face civil jail if she did not appear in court to answer to the charges in person.

 

Pistorius survives his first night in solitary

The 27-year-old convicted killer was dressed in an orange prison-issue jumpsuit and seemed to be coping ‘so far so good’ when he was seen by Ofentse Morwane from the correctional services department.

The Paralympic gold medallist is undergoing a 36-hour ‘comprehensive needs assessment’ and orientation programme to inform him of the strict rules and regulations as a ‘B’ group inmate at the Kgosi Mampuru prison.

He is already on day three of a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp – but could be out just ten months.

Meanwhile the kingpin of one of its notorious ‘numbers gangs’ has already threatened to order ‘a hit’ on Pistorius if he is shown preferential treatment.

Khalil Subjee, who is known as The General, leads the feared 26s gang which rewards acts of violence with promotion within the gang hierarchy.

Mr Morwane insisted the prison’s most famous inmate would ‘certainly not’ enjoy any special treatment during his incarceration.

We will look after Oscar, say jailbirds

Oscar Pistorius’s safety in prison is guaranteed. This is according to prisoners at Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru II prison, to which Pistorius is likely to be sent should the Pretoria High Court sentence him to serve time in jail.

“People here are lovers not haters,” one prisoner told The Times. “All Mr Pistorius need do is associate himself with positive people.”

If imprisoned by Judge Thokozile Masipa, Pistorius is likely to live in a single cell in the prison’s hospital wing, acting national commissioner for correctional services Zach Modise testified in court yesterday.

Several prisoners serving time at Kgosi Mampuru II yesterday said that Pistorius’s fears about his wellbeing in prison were unwarranted.

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