BOR – A Bor court has sentenced two men to death for cattle theft and killing the owner of the cattle.
Kuorwel Majok Mayom, 30, and Chol Manyiel Jol, 25, who were found guilty in December last year, were sentenced to death during a court sitting presided over by Jonglei state high-court judge John Yiel Aleu.
The two men were found guilty of killing John Buol Dut before stealing his cows in December 2019 when the cattle were being moved from Bor to Awerial County in Lakes state.
The judge said the death penalty was appropriate for the crimes committed.
“The court followed its procedures and today it passed its judgment that the accused Kuorwel Majok and Chol Manyiel have been convicted under Section 305 and 206 penal code act 2008 and they are sentenced to death,” Justice Aleu said following the verdict.
Michael Khor Dut, a brother to the deceased, welcomed the punishment.
“This gentleman was killed intentionally. Why? Because of his cattle. He was not a cattle keeper, he was just a university student who was taking his cows to the cattle camp,” said Dut.