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WOMAN SENTENCED TO TWO AND HALF YEARS IMPRISONMENT

The High Court of Solomon Islands. Photo credit: SIBC.

The High Court of Solomon Islands. Photo credit: SIBC.

The woman who buried alive her newborn baby in a shallow grave last year at Kaibia will serve two and a half years in prison.

The High Court sentenced her this afternoon.

Nelly Waitai earlier pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder.

She buried her baby girl in a shallow grave at Kaibia shortly after giving birth.

A man rescued the newborn from the grave and took her to the hospital where she received medical attention.

Recent reports in the media showed the baby girl, now one-year-old, happy and healthy with her adopted parents.

Meanwhile in a separate case, the High Court has adjourned its judgement for three men accused of killing a bus driver at Vura 3 for next year.

The three men allegedly attacked the bus driver on the night of April 2, 2012 and he reportedly died as a result of a blunt trauma to his head.

Justice Francis Manesalua says he has received a submission from a defence Counsel and he has to go through it before passing his judgement.

The verdict was adjourned to January 10th next year.

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