James Mukwirimba (44) and his wife Nancy (40) of Ruvimbo Park in Marondera who beat their son Ashley (18), accusing him of taking intoxicating drugs, now face murder charges following a post-mortem conducted recently.
According to a post-mortem report seen by NewsDay the boy suffered swelling of the brain due to bleeding within the subarachnoid space, which is the area between the brain and the tissues that cover the brain. Part od :
… post-mortem was done by Doctor Robeto and Doctor Ivian, who then concluded [the] cause of death was due to (a) celebral edema due to subarachnoid hemorrhage (b) head trauma due to bleunt trauma. Specimens from deceased body were taken and forwarded to the government analyst and outstanding is the toxicology report. Suspects are now being charged with murder as defined in section 47 of the Code.