Category: "Crime"

Man who stabbed girlfriend repeatedly before fleeing to Ethiopia jailed for 15 years

February 5th, 2016

Man who stabbed girlfriend repeatedly before fleeing to Ethiopia jailed for 15 years
Mahad Aden
Man who stabbed girlfriend repeatedly before fleeing to Ethiopia jailed for 15 years

Source: Coventry Telegraph

A man who stabbed a young woman repeatedly in a frenzied attack and then went on the run in Ethiopia has been jailed for 15 years.

Mahad Aden left his victim with scars on her face and body after pulling the knife on her while sat in her car.

He was angry that she would not drop charges against him for a previous attack where he punched her in the face and smothered her with a pillow.

After the knife attack in September 2013, 33-year-old Aden, a Somalian national, fled to Ethiopia and was only arrested upon his arrival back in the UK at Heathrow Airport in August 2015.

He pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and was sentenced at Coventry Crown Court on Friday.

Aden, previously of Eden Street, Paradise, Foleshill , was handed an 11-year prison sentence, which was extended by another four years for the “public’s protection”.

His victim read out a tearful statement to the court and revealed that Aden had told her that if he got sent to prison, upon his release he would “hunt me down and kill me and if he couldn’t find me he would kill my family”.

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Ethiopia: Hearing ordered to determine if accused murderer fit to stand trial

April 22nd, 2014

Ethiopia: Hearing ordered to determine if accused murderer fit to stand trial

A judge in Vancouver, Canada has ordered a hearing to determine whether a woman charged in the murder of a well-loved community worker is fit to stand trial.

The trial of Ayelech Ejigu, accused of the September 2011 second-degree murder of Bayush Hagos, 57, had been scheduled to get under way in Vancouver on Tuesday.

But Sarah Rauch, Ejigu’s lawyer, told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Barry Davies that she was applying for a fitness hearing for the mother of two


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Ethiopian mom and baby killed in South Africa

December 4th, 2013

Ethiopian mom and baby killed in South Africa

Johannesburg - A bullet to the head while she lay in the arms of her mother ended the life of baby Happy.

The 16-month-old infant was resting on her mother’s chest when they were both shot and killed in what is believed to be an attack on foreign nationals in Ekurhuleni townships.

The incident happened on Sunday night when Wangore Kebede took his family to Everest in Springs to collect a shipping container from which he operated his shop.

“He wanted to find a new place for it because people were complaining,” said Ramadan Ibro, interpreting for him.

His wife Vigist Chufamjo, baby daughter Happy and Vigist’s brother had left a church in Dunnottar, Springs, with Wangore in the afternoon to fetch the container.

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Texas: Trial to begin for man who admitted killing Ethiopian couple

December 4th, 2013
Abey Girma (Dallas County Sheriff's Department)

Texas: Trial to begin for man who admitted killing Ethiopian couple

Opening statements are scheduled to begin at noon in the trial of a man accused of killing a couple after following them to the Lower Greenville Avenue home from their Ethiopian restaurant.

Abey Belette Girma is charged with capital murder in the slayings of Yayehyirad “Yared” Lemma, 40, and Yenenesh “Yenni” Desta, 31, also known as Selam.

Girma, who has confessed to the crime, automatically faces a sentence of life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder.

Police said after the August to 2012 slayings that Gima shot the couple on their front porch because they “disrespected” him.

The couple was shot and killed just after midnight at Marquita Avenue home, across the street from the San Francisco Rose bar. Surveillance cameras from the bar show a car stopping behind Desta’s Mercedes-Benz as the couple arrived home from closing the restaurant they operated on Greenville Avenue near Forest Lane.

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Stabbing Victim in Richfield, MN identified as 48-year old man from Ethiopia

December 2nd, 2013
Stabbing Victim in Richfield, MN identified as 48-year old man from Ethiopia

Stabbing Victim in Richfield, MN identified as 48-year old man from Ethiopia

Police in Richfield, Minnesota are investigating the stabbing death of 48-year old man from Ethiopia last Sunday. According to media reports, officers responded to a 911 call at about 5 a.m. Sunday, after the caller indicated an assault was in progress. Lt. Mike Flaherty says officers found the victim with multiple puncture wounds. The victim, identified as Habibi Gessese Tesema, died at the scene.

Tesema died from multiple sharp force injuries and his manner of death has been ruled a homicide, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. Read more here.