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Hubby Killer, Precious Longwe, Jailed

LUSAKA High Court judge Sharon Newa has convicted and sentenced former BancABC employee Precious Longwe to death by hanging for shooting dead her husband Akakanda Lubinda Liteebele last May.

And Precious, 31, appeared not to be moved by the verdict as she looked composed even after the judge slapped a death sentence on her.

She did not shed a tear as most female murder suspects do when convicted.

However, her relatives wailed after the judge handed down the sentence.

In her judgment delivered Thursday April 13, judge Newa found Precious guilty of murder saying she had no excuse to put up because she killed her husband in cold blood.

Precious had denied the charge in her plea but 12 prosecution witnesses testified against her.

And judge Newa said the convict had intention to kill as could be seen from the text message that she sent to him following a dispute on the material day, which read: “Anyway, you will pay for this Lubinda!!!”

Judge Newa dismissed Longwe’s defence that the gun the couple were struggling for fired on its own.

She said it was clear from the evidence by the ballistic expert that the type of the gun that was used in the shooting was a semi-automatic weapon, which could not fire without being triggered.

“She was not in eminent danger of being shot. If there was indeed struggle for the gun, the pictures should have shown and there is no evidence to show that the deceased had intention to kill; he could have been in the sitting room watching television out of frustration,” she said.

On the issue of provocation, judge Newa said the messages that the deceased sent to Longwe were not provocative.

She also said the evidence by the defence that the accused was intoxicated failed.

Judge Newa established that there was no evidence to show the amount of alcohol that Precious took that night.

She said Precious recounted everything that happened on the material day as she managed to check on the baby when she returned home and that she also recognised her brother in-law’s vehicle parked in the yard.

“There is no evidence to show that the accused was drunk to an extent of staggering, or failing to respond to questions while she was with friends,” judge Newa observed.

She further established that the couple led a life of partying and drinking.

Judge Newa said gender based violence should not be tolerated but that in this case, there was insufficient evidence to show that the violence by the deceased in the past culminated in the shooting.

Precious’ lawyer Orsbone Ngoma in mitigation asked the judge to consider the alcohol factor that led to the murder but judge Newa ruled out the mitigation saying there was no excuse.

In her defence, Longwe told the court her husband was shot accidentally in the struggle for the gun.

She said the gun fired without her pulling the trigger because it was not her intention to kill her husband.

Precious also told the court her husband was a violent man who beat her most of the time they had an argument.

In her written submissions, Precious stated that she was provoked by the messages that her husband sent to her after he left Chez Ntemba night club where he said he had called her parents to inform them that she had refused to go home.

Source: The Mast

80 Comments

  1. Friday mwamba

    Utila ati nkanaila akunaila so tuchenge nabanakashi bamo bamo
    But its not all woman are like that.

    • hummer where it hurts

      This couple lived on an active volcano.They were frequently partying and drinking which culminated into misunderstandings , quallels and fights.Death was eminent.Precious is now saying (BEER LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE MADE ME BE).A stern warning to beer lovers.

  2. AK

    Judgement is fair, it is written in the Bible, “anyone who kill with a panga, will be killed in same way”

  3. Chichi

    This is totally wrong. Why should such a harsh judgement be handed down on Easter? Couldnt they wait for Tuesday next week? HH was equally arrested on Easter Just like Jesus was arrested on Thursday by hundreds of Roman soldiers. This woman looks so humble. Did she really commit the murder?

    • Luyando Marvellous-lulu Phiri

      Numbers don’t lie, blah!! blah!! blah!!
      What happened to “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”
      This is just a picture, it brings out Identity (appearance) not describing and giving a view of the inner being, please!

    • Mr peace

      Get lost!Idiot!Are u happy with the killings of husbands being commonised in this manner?Infact u…u’r even bringing in thi issue of yo fellow dog HH?

    • THE MARTIAN

      Its judgement day or fire drill.Send her to hell she deserves this kind of journey.I like it.

    • Simon Kazembe

      Don’t look at the face ….faces do lie

    • Aurent

      Comment: a rabied dog at it again. My Lord Jesus Christ was on a mission to save the sinners like me while hh was on his ridiculed mission to the world how foolish and empty headed rabble he is.

    • Daniel Ngoma

      In doubt! Lol

  4. Mutale

    Comment
    Iyee

  5. Bible

    Good judgement why playing with guns?

  6. Martin Nkhuwa

    Women hv come most dangerous animal in thz country now#Eishi

  7. Fun

    Ba judge we need clear investigation.how could the gun shoot on its own,him also was maybe upto somthng.

  8. joseph

    That’s very sad..indeed

  9. MUZO

    ILINGI ABANAKASHI BAIFI, MAULE.ALENYENGESHA SANA KULI BA GUY BAMBI THATS Y SHE SAID THE HUSBAND WAS ALWAYS VIOLENT.MANJE ABANA EBALACULILAMO. IMAGINE, BAKULAUMFWA SHANI PALI IFI FYACITIKA? ANYWAY,ITS A LESSON TO OTHERS. R.I.P LITEBELE.OTHERWISE,PRECIOUS LONGWE NAIWE GO N ENJOY WHAT HAIL HAS PREPARED 4 U.

  10. Chitamawe

    Ba ZR, iz it Longwe jailed or sentenced 2 death?

  11. S A

    May the Good Lord forgive her and be with her….days are numbers

  12. mopao

    The decision by the judge is very fine.this will serve as a deterrent to will be offenders.

  13. Emmz Hazard Jones

    Killing Some 1 Is Nt Good Wether Wrong Or Not

  14. Joseph

    The bible says do not pay back evil by evil but pay back evil with good (roman 12:21)

  15. Kalaluka

    Good news. this is a good example to all ladies

  16. jr

    Too bad to the family. May his soul R I P.

  17. humble htc.

    My dear sister look what you have put your self into.

  18. Njamba Collins

    Teach her a lesson

  19. Chris B

    I think fate is just on her side for me i do not see concreate evidence in what has been explained here on this matter. The 12 witnesses what evidence have they put on the table for the bench to prove beyond resonable doubt that she intended to kill the husband?
    if the twelve witnessed the death what did they do to stop that from happening where they present when that death occured?
    i strongly feel that the gun may have fired on its own as the two where fight each one to have the weapon if only the dead could talk am sure the lady’s husband would say it fired accidentally.
    am personally not convinced that Precious killed her husband. that text did not say i will kill you, it only said you wil pay and telling someone that you will pay does not mean killing someone paying is in many ways i totally disagree that because of that text then precious is guilt of killing her husband.
    i think re scrutinizing this matter will be a lot fair than to just slap this harsh judgement on Precious simply because her husband died during a fight i Pray that God reveals the real truth i strongly feel that something is wrong somewhere issues involving death are very complex i therefore urge Preciuos to appeal against this judgement in the Supreme Court and then let hear and see what Sovereign God will say.
    in as much as i do not support losing a life i see that this judgement is not fair basing on the evidence produced so far analizing the same evidence i still feel something is wrong and i pray that God reveals the real truth.
    and i think this lawyer is very weak, may God help you Precious if really what you said is the truth that it was in the process of fighting for the gun that your husband was shot and how many times how bullets went into your husbands body.
    if really you intended to kill him then the judgement will stand but if it was in the process of restleling for the gun then God will vindicate you. I will pray about it and even now i pray that may God reveal the truth all affected parties judge newa inclusive i Pray in Jesus’s name.

    • cc

      Wow…. this is the most sensible answer I have read so far and I absolutely agree.

  20. Da Niel

    May God be with you dear….Rip in advance!!!

  21. unruly

    to every law brokn deya z judgement

  22. FTY

    Judgement does not belong to mankind

  23. Joshua Yumba

    🙁 So whom was owning the gun perhaps?
    In her defence, Longwe told the court her
    husband was shot accidentally in the
    struggle for the gun.

  24. Joshua Yumba

    Comment

    🙁 🙁 Lord have mercy

  25. ckm

    I think the jugement is fear to that kiler

  26. bencool

    Hmmm too bad may is soul rest in piece

  27. Tim

    Kikiki

  28. Tim

    I feel sorry you dear

  29. Josphat Banda

    Yeah dats gud resson

  30. martha kangwa

    Un eye 4 eye

  31. kay teddy

    uwanga nolupanga akafwa kulu mpanga

  32. Siachinji Samuel

    When We refuse to forgive the people who have hurt us, because we do not believe they deserve to be forgiven. We refuse to forget our past wounds because we want to get even with those who have caused us pain. We refuse to lay our burdens to God because we don’t trust Him enough to believe everything will be taken care of. Sometimes we even refuse to let other people carry their own crosses because we believe we are the only ones capable of doing the right thing.
    There are many crosses we insist on carrying, Due to our stubborness however, we refuse to let it go.
    ***Let it go *** Happy good Friday***

  33. Raphael

    So bad for a young lady lesson to others never take the law in your own hand

  34. david wina

    What is this son of david have mercy on her your divine fava spik fo her amen .well it is going to be well just pray hard.

  35. kiki

    Too bad dear may the only god receive you

  36. Speed

    An eye for an eye

  37. Kkkkk TT do wise

    The bible say thy shall not kill fair BT not fair

  38. Sky Liberty

    da blood of da matyrs kip dripn b4 da throne of god. da fact dat she killed, let her b jailed. u shall mit with yo husband as we go by and by. some women ar rediculous. naimwe bamuna muchenjele! an african is owez an african whether in america. so b yoself and never follow a mediocre woman who wants fashion and life of other races. u wil b shot! so b cautious!

  39. Banc ABC

    Comment Eye!! umulandu ubukulu anyway she deserve it, it is a lesson 2 all laddies be careful in marriages and learn 2 settle arguments peacefully

  40. Meeku...

    You can’t justify a wrong by creating a wrong.. Death penalty is murdering someone.. What’s the difference between the judge and precious..? Well, I will tell you, precious its in cold blood whilst the judge its in hot blood.. Lol.. Bt seriously zambia is nolonger a Christian nation since 2014

  41. meeku

    You can’t justify a wrong by creating a wrong.. Death penalty is murdering someone.. What’s the difference between the judge and precious..? Well, I will tell you, precious its in cold blood whilst the judge its in hot blood.. Lol.. Bt seriously

  42. janey

    Comment i feel bad for the lady

  43. Gerald mandefu

    The court of Zambia have passed judgment. Precious you too the life of some one whose blood is crying. The parents,brothers,sisters and other members are in pain indeed. You did evil in the sight of GOD by putting the shoes of Cain bro to Abel.Jesus shade his blood 7 times on the cross to redeem us from sin.The only solution is Jesus who can forgive u just as Moses the kill er was forgiven. This is the only solution I hope family of precious u Will take this serious ly .u must cry to GOD now,repentance is now even to any person who has not accept end Jesus to do so, the King Dom of GOD is at hand.Give your life to Jesus, Shalom.

  44. jay

    Let there be dialogue in homes Neva pile issues.That’s the result

  45. hummer where it hurts

    This couple lived on an active volcano.They were frequently partying and drinking which calmineted

  46. hummer where it hurts

    This couple lived on an active volcano.They were frequently partying and drinking which culminated into misunderstandings , quallels and fights.Death was eminent.Precious is now saying (BEER LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE MADE ME BE).A stern warning to beer lovers.

  47. N.D.K

    The bible says:do not judge,God himself is going to judge either great or not,big or small,rich or poor slave or free.So we have to bevery careful on judging

  48. brillz

    it really breaks my heart the world is becoming crew everyday

  49. evs mp.

    even in the last minute like the thief on the cross gave himself to Jesus and the hands of Jesus are always open. my dear sister its never too late just surrender your life to Jesus to shame the devil.

  50. sey jesphat

    wat a heartless wife,nd,,,,,wat a nice judgements ……….a good judge shall inherit the kingdom of God.

  51. Kiki

    Government must not kill her but keep her. She is an expert in shooting. This girl was mistakenly employed in the bank instead in the C5.

  52. ZeBige

    Precious killed the husband period. She shot 5 times!

    • MOZEGETA

      Comment Eye!! ichi chizebige at period na full stop kuitashi, u dont know what u are talking about, yes she shot the husband and she is facing the law

  53. x-ray

    before hanging her i would like 3 rounds with her.She has a bad heart but my fucking can change her heart.If.I was a judge i could tell men to be fucking her everyday 24 seven as a punishiment Not to kill her.

  54. Concerned Citizen

    This matter should be investigated carefully i don’t know but i feel a mistake somewhere,the husband was killed but the judgement was given too to cases like this more time is needed,there is no evidence that clearly shows that the woman pulled the trigger,and we don’t realy know who took the gun in the house,you may have a lot of witnesses but nobody saw the incident take place, and the judgement was realy harsh Zambia is a christian nation and killing someone or deciding someone fate is not right,,everyone rights and she has a right to live,she might have taken a life but that doesnt mean she also has to be killed..if a thief steals something from you,you dont steal something from the to get even,,just give a life sentence if she is guilty than you the judge having her blood in your arms if she is killed i pray her spirit haunts for the rest of your filthy life

  55. Twister

    Firstly how did the gun find its self in their midst such that they start fighting for it? Who bought it ?

  56. The Zinc

    Mens rea!!! i think the judge was lenient mweee…..Death by slaughter would have done justice.

  57. Chilambe

    This woman is like my wife.i must stay alert.one day i will die

  58. Emmy T

    These are the conciquencies of not placing God as priority and guide in one’s marriage. Parting, clubbing was the priority instead of sitting down to build and work on their new marriage. I really feel so sad to both families to the late brother, Pracious’ family as well as her children. A Life sentence would have been a fair slap on the young lady coz two wrongs can never make a right. But all in all, ask God young lady to forgive you so you could be on his side if execution will still prevail coz life after death is what really matters. Sad !…

  59. Emmy T

    These are the conciquencies of not placing God as priority and guide in one’s marriage. Parting, clubbing was the priority instead of sitting down to build and work on their new marriage. I really feel so sad to both families to the late brother, Pracious’ family as well as her children. A Life sentence would have been a fair slap on the young lady coz two wrongs can never make a right. But if surely you pulled the trigger, young lady ask God to forgive you so you could be on his side If at all execution will still pass to prevail coz life after death is what really matters. Everyone is a sinner in the wyes of God, knowingly and unknowingly. This Is Sad !….

  60. Euro Bond

    This woman was is an assassin, she owned that gun that she used to shoot her husband 5 times.Even with this sentence she still has to appear in the magistrate court for stealing K200,000 from her former employers BanC ABC.Those doubting Thomases should know the kind of person she is, heartless and shrewd!

  61. Zizo

    Husbands should be very careful with wifes

  62. watson chanda

    hw cn u kill your fellow human in the first place…come on u jst dont even allow a single line of that thought crossin your head!

  63. Jp

    Good comment Emma T

  64. young g

    Fucking her is the only solution.

  65. julian

    i feel sorry for my sister, all of us where not there, but its true that she shot the husband, may the almight God forgive u my sister and ask for your forgiveness dear.

  66. scorpjizo de rap killer

    These pipo neva learn once u ar in theys no going back,every happy days hav very dark nights that leave some pipo thinking alot bout wat has been done and can not be undone.

  67. scorpjizo de rap killer

    These pipo neva learn once u ar in theys no going back,every happy days hav very dark nights that leave some pipo thinking alot bout wat has been done and can not be undone.MAY GOD FORGIVE HEE

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