Precious Longwe opens defense in murder charge

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I STRUGGLED FOR THE GUN WITH HIM BEFORE IT WENT OFF – TEARFUL PRECIOUS LONGWE TELLS COURT

Murder suspect Precious Longwe this morning testified before the Lusaka High Court that her husband was accidentally shot dead during a struggle for a firearm.

Longwe who is facing a murder charge for allegedly killing her husband Akakanda Litebele opened her defence this morning in a packed court room.

And Longwe broke down during her testimony and struggled to hold back tears throughout her testimony while some of her relatives in the public gallery were also seen crying.

Longwe testified before High Court Judge Sharon Newa that on the fateful night, she found her husband sleeping on the couch in the living room with a gun next to him.

She explained that a quarrel ensued with her husband and the two struggled for the firearm which accidentally went off twice killing her husband.

Longwe said she was drunk and in a state of confusion on the fateful night after drinking Castle lite and shots of Jameson whisky the whole night.

She said the fight with her husband was triggered after he called her parents late at night to inform them that she had gone out to drink with her friends.

Longwe told the court that her husband was a violent man who had hit her with a metal bar.

And Longwe has asked the court to acquit her as her husband was accidentally killed after the gun went off.

Trial in the matter continues.

Source : Hot FM

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