Harerimana allegedly murdered his wife on the night of 16th September 2019 around 11 pm by hitting her with an axe on the head at their home where they lived with six children sired together of whom the youngest and the eldest are respectively aged 6 and 19.
Harerimana fled immediately following the murder and arrested hiding at a neighbor’s home.
His trial under public hearing started on 15th October 2019 where Harerimana pleaded guilty and apologized for the heinous crime.
Prosecution put it that the man planned the murder, bought a bayonet which he kept in their sleeping room.
Among others, the family was ensnared in persistent wrangles that the husband had filed a request for divorce before the court.
The presiding judge said the ruling was based on evidence provided by the prosecution and the fact that Harerimana admitted alleged crimes.
The public welcomed the ruling but called for the Government’s support to children.