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Nephew of “miracle babies” preacher Gilbert Dey jailed for life for killing son


ReligionNewsBlog.com • Monday February 7, 2011

The nephew of “miracle babies” preacher Gilbert Deya has been jailed for life for killing his young son in south-east London after accusing his wife of adultery.

The BBC says:

Paul Deya, 32, of Bermondsey, slit his son Wilson’s throat in November 2009, six months after having a dream about killing children, the Old Bailey heard.

Deya had denied both the murder and attempted murder of his wife Jackline Otieno Deya. He was acquitted of the second charge.

Paul Otieno Deya was found guilty last month of murdering three-year-old Wilson, who was found with a slit throat and slashed abdomen, the Press Association writes:

Deya, 32, ran after his wife Jackline, 30, and attacked her with a knife after she found Wilson’s body in a bedroom at the family home in Bermondsey.

Deya was ordered to serve a minimum term of 20 years.

Paul Deya is the nephew of controversial preacher Gilbert Deya. The latter claims his prayers for female worshippers at his UK-based church result in them being pregnant ‘by Jesus’ and later giving birth to ‘miracle babies.’

The preacher is fighting extradition to Kenya over allegations of child abduction.

Last month Gilbert Deya’s wife was jailed for three years for stealing a baby at the Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi

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