A 52-year-old Kenya pastor faced charges in court Monday for allegedly killing his wife, shaving her head and leaving the hair on a plate before making an attempt to flee, a local newspaper reported.
According to the Daily Nation, a large newspaper in Kenya, Francis Mugetha was charged with killing his wife, Joyce Wairimu Friday.
“Police are still investigating the case and some witnesses are yet to record their statements,” prosecutor Paul Gathara reportedly said.
[sharequote align=”center”]“Police are still investigating the case and some witnesses are yet to record their statements.”[/sharequote]
The father of three, who denied the charges fought in court, with his wife Thursday night, accusing her of cheating on him and selling their goats without his permission, the Daily Nation reported.
Police reportedly say Mugetha then used a mallet to kill her, leaving his wife’s body with blood oozing from her forehead. She was discovered by their first born child.
According to the Daily Nation, police say he admitted committing the heinous crime after initially denying it to authorities.
The judge reportedly ruled Monday that Mugetha will remain in custody until August 14 when he is then expected to enter a plea.
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