Court adjourns Teddy’s appeal for three weeks

February 3rd, 2009 | by addis portal |

By Muluken Yewondwossen

Source: CapitalThe Federal Supreme Court of Ethiopia last Monday has adjourned the final verdict in Tewodros Kasahun aka Tedy Afro’s hit-and-run appeal case until February 18.
The musician was sentenced to six years and fined 18,000 birr by the Federal High Court 8th Criminal Bench on December 5, 2008.

Teddy’s lawyer, Million Assefa, maintains his client’s innocence and told the court immediate release was the only fair action as eye witness accounts and documents were insufficient to prove guilt.

Teddy was jailed nine and a half months ago. Prior to being taken into custody, he was detained in November 2006 and released on 50,000 birr bail.
In April 2008, he was apprehended by the police and sent to Kaliti prison facilities, 25km southeast of Addis Ababa, and was convicted of manslaughter and fleeing the scene of a car accident where a homeless man died.

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