By Kudzai Nehanda
A Torwood woman accused of killing her step son has appeared before Kwekwe Magistrate Florence Nago facing murder charges.
Alice Chikomo(24) allegedly strangled stepson Dean Dube (5) to death and attempted to burn the sibling in an attempt to secure inheritance for herself.
Chikomo killed Dean, her husband’s only son in cold blood by strangling him with bare hands before hiding the corpse in the house.
According to state papers, Alice Chikomo said , “killed the boy so she could inherit her husband’s house in the event that he died.”
Alice felt threatened by her stepson’s existence and felt the need to eliminate all threats ahead of time. Alice’s case has been remanded to the 17th of April while she waits for trial in custody.