Sat. Oct 31st, 2020

USA: Bwa mbere nyuma y’imyaka 67 umugore agiye guhabwa igihano cy’urupfu

Amerika igiye gushyira mu bikorwa igihano cy’urupfu ku mugore ufungiye muri gereza yo ku rwego rwa leta, cya mbere kigiye guhabwa umugore mu myaka igera hafi kuri 70 ishize, nkuko byavuzwe n’ibiro by’ubutabera by’iki gihugu.

Mu mwaka wa 2004, Lisa Montgomery yishe anize umugore utwite wo muri leta ya Missouri, amusatura inda ashimuta umwana we.

Biteganyijwe ko Montgomery, w’imyaka 52, aterwa urushinge rw’ingusho ku itariki ya 8 y’ukwezi kwa cumi na kabiri.

Umugore waherukaga guhabwa igihano cy’urupfu agihawe na leta y’Amerika ni Bonnie Heady.

Yapfiriye mu cyumba cyashyizwemo umwuka w’uburozi muri leta ya Missouri mu mwaka wa 1953, nkuko bitangazwa n’ikigo cyo muri Amerika gikusanya amakuru ajyanye n’igihano cy’urupfu, Death Penalty Information Center.

Igihano cy’urupfu kuri Brandon Bernard wafatanyije n’abandi mu mwaka wa 1999 kwica abavugabutumwa babiri, nacyo giteganyijwe gutangwa mu kwezi kwa 12.

Umushinjacyaha mukuru w’Amerika William Barr yavuze ko ibyo byaha byari “ubwicanyi burimo ubugome budasanzwe”.

Mu mwaka ushize, ubutegetsi bwa Perezida Donald Trump bwavuze ko bugiye gusubukura gutanga ibihano by’urupfu ku rwego rwa za leta.

Lisa Montgomery ni nde?

Mu kwezi kwa cumi na kabiri mu mwaka wa 2004, Montgomery yatwaye imodoka ava muri leta ya Kansas ajya mu rugo rwa Bobbie Jo Stinnett, muri leta ya Missouri, bivugwa ko agiye kugura ikibwana cy’imbwa, nkuko itangazo ry’ibiro by’ubutabera by’Amerika ribivuga.

Iryo tangazo rigira riti: “Amaze kugera imbere mu rugo, Montgomery yibasiye Stinnett – wari utwite inda y’amezi umunani – aramuniga kugeza ataye ubwenge”.

Ryongeraho riti: “Akoresheje icyuma cyo mu gikoni, Montgomery yahise agitera mu nda ya Stinnett, bituma yongera kugarura ubwenge”.

“Hakurikiyeho kugundagurana, nuko Montgomery aniga Stinnett kugeza apfuye. Montgomery yahise akura umwana mu mubiri wa Stinnett, uwo mwana aramutwara, ndetse agerageza kujijisha ko ari uwe bwite”.

Mu mwaka wa 2007, inteko y’abacamanza yasanze ko Montgomery ahamwa n’icyaha cyo gushimuta cyo ku rwego rwa leta cyavuyemo urupfu.

Nuko iyo nteko – nta n’umwe uvuyemo – imukatira igihano cy’urupfu.

Ariko abanyamategeko ba Montgomery bavuga ko akiri umwana yagize kwangirika k’ubwonko kubera gukubitwa, ndetse ko atameze neza mu mutwe, ko rero adakwiye guhabwa igihano cy’urupfu.

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