GIRLFRIEND DENIES KILLING BOYFRIEND

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By NATION REPORTER

A 23-YEAR-OLD woman who allegedly killed her boyfriend by knifing him following a quarrel, pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the Lusaka High Court yesterday.

Juliet Phiri of Garden Compound is alleged to have stabbed her 25-year old boyfriend, Mathew Nasilele also of the same area on January 17 last year.

When the matter came up for plea before Lusaka High Court Judge Catherine Phiri, Phiri who is being represented by the Legal Aid Board, denied killing Mr Nasilele.

The matter was adjourned to tomorrow for trial.

Allegations are that Mr Nasilele’s screams for help prompted his landlord, Golden Kanyanga to alert other neighbours who rushed to the couple’s home around 01:00 hours, and found him lying in a pool of blood.

Mr Nasilele was rushed to Chipata’s Level One Hospital where he died soon after arrival.

It was alleged that Phiri hid the knife suspected to have been used in the act under the mattress.

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