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Couple kills 7-month-old baby while using him as pawn during fight

By Mason White 11:10 AM January 7, 2014
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By: Debbi Gross
A couple killed their own baby during a fight between the two.

The husband a wife of Chegutu, Zimbabwe, have been arrested after they killed their 7-month-old during a fight.

The father was identified as Shine Mahishini, 21, and the mother was identified as 17-year-old Angela Mupofu.

Mahishini and Mupofu got into a heated argument, which then turned into a fight.

During the fight, the mother was holding her baby, and in anger, she threw the baby to her husband.

However, Mahishini walked away and did not catch the child, resulting in him falling and hitting his head on the ground.

A neighbor, identified as Daniel Nkata, 27, who witnessed the incident, picked up the crying baby and managed to stop the couple from fighting.

Mahizhinti and Mupofu took the baby to a hospital for treatment, but doctors were unable to save his life.

Police were called, and both husband and wife were charged with murder.