Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kristy Bamu 'Witchcraft' Murder, Relatives in Court charged with the 15 year old's Murder

A 15-year-old boy who died from "unspeakable savagery and brutality" was attacked by relatives who believed he was a sorcerer involved in witchcraft, a court has heard.

The victim, Kristy Bamu, was found drowned with 101 different injuries on Christmas Day 2010 in a flat in Newham, east London.

He had travelled with his siblings from Paris to spend the holiday with his older sister Magalie Bamu.

Opening the trial at the Old Bailey, prosecutor Brian Altman QC told the jury that when Kristy was found: "His face and his head were covered in deep cuts and bruising, his arms and back bore deep cuts and lacerations, there were teeth missing or loose in his mouth.

"It was plain that Kristy had been the victim of a prolonged attack of unspeakable savagery and brutality" he added.

He said Magalie Bamu and her partner Eric Bikubi, both 28, had been abusing members of the family for four days. Read More