Court In River Gee Sentences A Sherriff To Life In Prison For ‘Killing’ Wife

From George Kayee/ GNN-Liberia River Gee Correspondent

verdictA Sheriff of the Kanweaken Magisterial Court of River Gee County in southeastern Liberia has been sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife Etta Toe, according to our River Gee Correspondent; Mr. Roosevelt Toe age 65 was sentenced to Life imprisonment during the recent term of court. This incident took place last year (2016) on May 15 in their bed room.

The Assigned Circuit Judge of the Fifteen Judicial Circuit of River Gee County, His Honor Joseph S. Fayiah, confirmed and affirmed the trial jury’s unanimous guilty verdict brought down against Sheriff Roosevelt Toe, by sentencing him to life imprisonment after, a jury trial that spanned more than four weeks.

Sherriff Toe, commonly known as “Tienpo Cheyankan”, or the “witch bird” was arrested on May 16, 2016 after Police went on the crime scene and saw the deceased lying in a pool of blood; with broken neck and bruises on her hands with blood oozing from her nostrils.

GNN-Liberia Correspondent said his arrested was occasioned by rioters, in Kanweaken, River Gee Commercial Capital, demanding the Liberia national police to turn the accused over to them to face jungle justice system (mobbed to death), or they would burn the local LNP Depot down.

However, Defendant Toe was secretly taken out to Fish Town for investigation, during which he told LNP Investigators that his wife had epilepsies that night which led to her to fall off their bed (about three inches) that led to her death.
Meanwhile, an eleven counts indictment was brought against him subsequently the case was advanced on the trial docket after prosecution’s motion led by Atty. Wesseh A. Wesseh, River Gee County Attorney. At which during the trial Attorney Wesseh presented six regular witnesses and two rebuttal witnesses, including a coroner Inquest’s report and medical reports. The conviction and life time imprisonment of Roosevelt Toe will serve as deterrent

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.