American man who brutally butchered Kenyan wife and son finally punished severely

27-year-old American man was sentenced to life in prison on Friday without possibility of parole for the 2015 stabbing deaths of his Kenyan wife Moureen Gathua-Carpenter and their infant son in Anaheim California.

According to, Jurors deliberated several hours over two days before finding Kwame Adom Carpenter guilty of murdering 24-year-old Moureen  and their 6-month-old son, Kyan, on June 22, 2015.

Kwame is a former Marine and at the time of the killings, he was based in Camp Pendleton and was in the process of winding up his career in the Marines.

Moureen Gathua was the daughter of Miriam David of Anaheim California and niece to Isaac Kariuki of Diaspora Messenger.

She was sister to James Gathua of Woodbridge Virginia and Michael Magua of Anaheim California among other family members.

“This was a horrific case. The image that is in everyone’s mind is the child crawling with a knife in his back,” the judge said in his ruling.

The family of the late Ms Gathua was so keen about the ruling that they travelled to the states to witness the ruling.

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In his submission to the court, Mr Steve McGreevy who is the Deputy District Attorney said that “the case put the victims’ family, and the defendant family, through significant heartache.”

Mr Carpenter, according to the prosecution, said that the duo died after they were attacked by a butcher knife.

Moureen’s mother,a staunch Christian  has already forgiven Kwame and has been visiting him in Prison. She loved Kwame as a son in law and was shocked of what happened. Her prayer is that Kwame will get to know the Lord in a deeper meaning and for God to use him in the future.

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