Some things about Tedy Afro

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Saturday, 06 December 2008
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Singer Tewodros Kassahun a.k.a Teddy Afro was yesterday sentenced to a six-year jail term and 18,000 birr fine after he was found guilty on three counts of negligent homicide, abandoning a person in need of aid after an accident, and driving without a license.
The case has been in trial beginning April of this year.

The Federal High Court pronounced the singer guilty on all counts on early this week.

On Monday the judge trying the case said that the defense witnesses who testified that they were with the Tewodros on the day that the car accident happened could not provide an alibi that he was not at the scene of the crime when it took place.

The inconsistency in the dating of the post-mortem examination report, the judge said, could not alter the veracity of the content, and added that the Menelik Second Hospital experts had testified that such errors happen from time to time.

After the court heard the judge’s pronouncement, the prosecutor told the court that despite concurrent crimes being committed, the accused had no prior criminal records. He asked for the court to pass a sentencing which it deemed proper.

Teddy Afro’s defense lawyers said they did not have any submission on why the sentence should be mitigated.
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