21 year old Serge Jean from Rodrigues was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
The young man was convicted of murdering his 17 year old cousin with whom he had a relationship.
The case dates back to May 8, 2010 in Rodrigues. Serge Jean said that he killed his young cousin in his testimony because she deceived him. He assaulted her with a motorcycle helmet.
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Initially, he was prosecuted on a charge of “manslaughter”. But he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of “wounds and blows causing death without intention to kill”.
Serge Jean was defended by Nadeem Hyderkhan. The judgment was delivered by Benjamin judge Marie-Joseph.