his family originally from the Democratic Republic of
Congo, but now living in Paris, France, went to stay
with his sister Magalie, in London over the holiday
sister, Magalie Bamu and her boyfriend Eric Bikubi,
believed that Kristy was possessed, and over 4 days
tortured him to remove the evil spirits. This they did
using household tools such as hammer, pliers, a
metal pole and planks of wood.
They also beat
and tortured Kristy’s sister Kelly, 20, and an 11
year old sister, who cannot be named, after accusing
them both of sorcery.
December 2010, Kristy Bamu was drowned in the bath
following torture that was allegedly an exorcism. Kristy
suffered more than 100 separate injuries
2011, Eric Bikubi & Magalie Bamu appeared at the Old
Bailey in London charged with the murder of Miss Banu's
15 year old brother, Kristy, they both denied murder.
1st March 2012, Both are found guilty of murder,
Bikubi had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of
diminished responsibility, but the prosecution rejected
Metropolitan Police confirmed it had investigated 83
“faith-based” child abuse cases involving witchcraft in
the last ten years.
March 2012, The pair were sentenced at The old
Bailey in London.
was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years, and Magalie Bamu
must serve 25 years.
sentencing, Judge David Paget said the murder had a "sadistic
element", further adding it was "prolonged
torture involving mental and physical suffering being
inflicted before death".