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Lusaka woman arrested for killing brother-in-law

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Police have arrested and charged Catherine Sampa, aged 38 of Chawama compound in Lusaka for Murder, after stabbing to death her brother in law.

The incident occurred on August 1, 2023, at around 22:55 hours in Chawama Compound.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga says brief facts of the matter are that a concerned neighbour heard noise from the suspect’s house who then rushed there, only to find the deceased laying lifeless on the floor in a pool of blood with a deep cut on the neck.

Hamoonga says he then reported the matter at Chawama police station, and officers followed up the report.

He says after a physical check on the body, the deceased was found with a deep cut in the neck, and no object was found at the scene of crime.

Hamoonga says the motive behind the killing is yet to be established.

He says the body has since been picked and deposited in University Teaching Hospital Mortuary awaiting Post-mortem and burial.

The suspect is in Police custody and will appear in court soon.

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