Court Pronounces Life Imprisonment to William Lobo in Wife’s Murder Case
Mangaluru: The accused William Lobo was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing his wife Blossom Lobo on August 18, 2017 by the first additional and sessions court on October 17. The court also imposed a penalty of Rs one Lakh to the accused.
In 2017, on August 18, between 9:00 to 10:00 pm, William Lobo came by auto armed with a weapon and hacked his wife to death. When the neighbours heard Blossom screaming they rushed for her help but William had locked the door from inside. Soon after committing the crime William fled from the spot and later at around 12:45 night he went to the police station and surrendered.
William was working as a Taxi driver in Bengaluru and Blossom was working in an IT company in Mangaluru. She was staying in a rented house in Kottara Chowki. William used to come to Mangaluru on weekends but most of the time he was fighting with his wife doubting her character. William had also once taken his three-and-half-year-old son to Bengaluru before killing Blossom.
In this connection, a case was filed under section 302 in the Urwa police station. The then police inspector Ravish Naik had filed a charge sheet. The court after hearing the statements of the witnesses proved William Lobo guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The court also recommended under section 357(A) of Cr P C to the competent authority /DLSA, DK District to determine and pay adequate compensation to the child of the deceased who is staying with the maternal grandmother.