Testimony wraps up in Rwanda genocide case

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Posted: Mar 08, 2012 2:12 PM
Testimony wraps up in Rwanda genocide case

Testimony has ended in the case of a New Hampshire woman who prosecutors say committed acts of violence during the Rwanda genocide then denied it on applications to enter the United States and obtain citizenship.

Beatrice Munyenyezi (moon-yehn-YEH'-zee) did not testify. Lawyers will make final arguments to the jury Friday in federal court in Concord, after 11 days of testimony.

Prosecution witnesses testified they saw Munyenyezi direct rapes and killings, and one said he saw her shoot a nun at the edge of a killing pit next to a Butare (buh-TAR'-ee) hotel owned by her husband's family.

The Concord Monitor reports (http://bit.ly/xXJkOH) her relatives testified they never saw her carry a gun and that she was pregnant with twins and remained inside the hotel during the 1994 genocide.

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Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.cmonitor.com