Charles Kembo, a government-sponsored refugee from Malawi, accused of killing four people did so to profit from their identities: Crown
Man accused of killing four people did so to profit from their identities: Crown
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Prosecutors allege that a man on trial in B.C. for four counts of first-degree murder killed in order to profit financially from the stolen identities of his victims.
Charles Kembo is accused of killing his wife, step-daughter, girlfriend and business partner over a period of more than two years, starting in late 2002.
Crown attorney Jennifer Oulton told the court that the accused obtained credit cards, bank accounts, companies and a life insurance policy totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Kembo, a government-sponsored refugee from Malawi who arrived in Canada in 1989, was arrested shortly after the body of the fourth victim, his step-daughter, was found in Richmond, B.C., in July 2005.
Oulton told the jury that Kembo’s wife’s body has never been found.