-Lily Asigbetse was killed when she visited her friend's house in January
-Her killer has been jailed for manslaughter but her family thinks sentence is too lenient
Despite the conviction of the her killer, family of Lily Asigbetse, the Achimota student who was killed by her friend, is not satisfied.
According to them, the sentence was too lenient for the crime committed.
Lily, a resident of Cantonments was killed on January 4, this year, when she visited her friend, the convict at his house in Tema.
According to the police, the convict, also a student of Achimota School, in an attempt to fire his father's gun into the air mistakenly shot the abdomen of the deceased because the gravity of the gun changed.
The then wounded victim was rushed to the Tema Port Clinic but was transferred to the 37 Military Hospital where she died on admission.
The convict was arrested, charged with manslaughter and arrainged before an Accra Juvenile Court which sentenced him on Friday.
But Vivian Donkor, mother of the deceased, believes that the punishment should have been more stiffer.
Speaking in an interview with Kasapa FM, she argued that those who steal fowls are given more stiffer punishments than what has been handed to to the killer of her daughter.
Since the punishment could not assuage their pain, she stated, the family, was going to meet to decide the next line of action.
“How can our hurtful feelings be assuaged when someone who has killed our daughter is sentenced to only three years in a correctional home. We’re very angry over the jail term, the family is meeting soon to see what next step we can take. We’re not leaving this matter lying down and we’re not ready to forgive the boy and his family. Since day one, his mother never said the truth insisting that it was a knockout that hit and killed my daughter and not a gun. Even when Lily was shot and was writhing in pain in a pool of blood, it took the boy and his family three hours before they took Lily to the hospital and even this was after her elder sister had called her [Lily’s] phone several times which rang unanswered. Is that how to treat someone’s daughter who has visited your home? We’re convinced they deliberately killed.”
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