Thursday, 1 March 2012

Eric Bikubi & Magale Bamu

Eric Bikubi and partner Magalie Bamu brutally tortured her younger brother Kristy for four days and then murdered him after accusing him of witchcraft.

After travelling from Paris to London in 2010, the couple, under the belief that Kristy has cast spells on another family member, drowned the teenager in a bath during a torture to produce exorcism.

Claims are that he was attacked with knives, sticks, metal bars, a hammer and chisel and that he "begged to die" before he slipped under the water. Kristy was reportedly tortured because he refused to admit to sorcery and witchcraft.

Both killers are from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bikubi sought the advice of pastors in London. Kristy's torture went beyond the deliverance services carried out in African churches.

The Judge told the jury of seven women and five men that he was exempting them from jury service for the rest of their lives because the case was so "harrowing." "It is a case we will all remember," he told them, adding that court staff will offer help.

Kristy's father, Pierre, issued a statement that read: "Kristy died in unimaginable circumstances at the hands of people he loved and trusted, people we all loved and trusted. I feel betrayed. How could they accuse, judge and sentence? To know that Kristy's own sister, Magalie, did nothing to save him makes the pain that much worse."

Seeing they're so keen on the occult, these two should make prime candidates for Nick's ovens!

Nominated by : Old Bailey