Murderer Gets 35-Year Jail Verdict

The Judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Kakata, Margibi County, has sentenced 19-year-old Isaac Dolo to 35 years imprisonment for the murder of one Moses Kolleh, Jr.

Judge Mardea Tarr- Chenoweth pronounced the sentence Friday following a unanimous guilty verdict by the empanelled jury, coupled with evidence adduced in court during the trial.

According to Judge Tarr-Chenoweth, the sentence was in keeping with Chapter 14, Section 14.1 of the new Penal Laws of Liberia.

On April 6, 2014, convict Dolo stabbed and killed victim Kolleh instantly following a tussle at a local entertainment center in Kakata.

Dolo, a 9th Grade student of the Lango Lippay High School got into an argument with Kolleh at a local entertainment center which resulted into a fist fight between them.

Kolleh tried to flee the scene but convict Dolo ran after him and stabbed him with a knife in the back.

The deceased was a graduating senior of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata.

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Author: D K Sengbeh

Danicius Kaihenneh Sengbeh (author of Sengbeh's Weblog) is a respected and renowned Liberian journalist, poet and writer with with journalism experience since 2001, of working both as a mainstream journalist and a communication/media consultant in Liberia. He is Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (elected Dec 2013). He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union Dec 2011 to Dec 2013. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Informer Newspaper—one of Liberia’s credible dailies. Before joining the Informer, Danicius had served as reporter, chief reporter, sub-editor and News Editor at The Independent Newspaper between 2002 and 2006. Before then, he was reporter at the defunct Patriot Newspaper and Kiss FM 2001-2002. Danicius is a UN Media Fellow and Liberia’s first UN Medal Award-winning journalist for his contribution to journalism and for being the second Liberian journalist in 15 years to qualify for and successfully attended the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Program in New York and Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism. He holds several awards and recognitions both in and outside of journalism, and carries dozens of certificates in journalism and communication from studies in Ghana, China, United States and Switzerland, among others. He volunteers as Chair of the Information and Communication Committee of his local Bardnersville community. He can be quickly reached via (+231) 886586531/777586531/777464018/ dakasen1978@yahoo.com

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