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Mayotte: Calvary of a little boy martyred by his stepfather retried on appeal

A case of the bearable limit is retried since today and tomorrow in the Court of appeal of Mamoudzou after a first trial of Assizes to Mayotte where the horror of the facts had weighed heavily during all the debates.
A stepfather is accused of having martyred a boy of 3 years during two months. The latter had died at the hospital in 2011.

The mother of the child in an irregular situation who is walled in denial and stepfather who acknowledged the blows struck had been sentenced in the first instance, since several months, with sentences of 18-20 years imprisonment.

The autopsy on the body of the small victim had revealed that the child had been "slashed, tortured and sodomized with a bottle shard"

Traces of blows caused by electrical cables, sticks, twigs and brands of knives were also noticed on the body of the little victim.

The mother on her side declared having sacrificed his boy to protect her other children, as indicated in Kwezi Television (KTV).

Assani Badrudin

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