Medical doctor tells court 13-year-old Sharon Banda died from multiple dog bites


A State Forensic Pathologist has testified in the Lusaka High Court that 13-year-old Sharon Banda, died from multiple dog bites.

Dr Luchanga Mucheleng’anga told the court that Sharon had a concerning deep wound on the neck, that appeared to server the main arteries transporting blood to the brain.

The expert witness was testifying in the case where a Chinese Shi Yaming, a director at Kingo Farms is accused of manslaughter after his dogs mauled to death Sharon on the morning of November 8, 2023.

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Shi denied the charge.

When the matter came up for continued trial before Judge Egispo Mwansa, Mucheleng’anga told the court when he examined Sharon’s body, that it had multiple cut marks or cuts on the head, the neck, torso, and lower limbs.

He stated that the victim had 13 injuries and had suffered excessive bleeding due to the dog bites.

Mucheleng’anga said the abrasions on the victim’s back indicated that she was dragged on the ground by the dogs.

“So, that coupled with circumstances that there were dogs that mauled a child, we came with a conclusion that they were dog bites,” he said.

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