February 19, 2009
Teddy Afro’s jail sentence lessened
Ethiopian singer Teddy Afro has had his prison sentence for manslaughter reduced on appeal from six years to two years, the BBC reported Thursday.
Afro was convicted after a car that belonged to him struck and killed a young homeless man in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital. Although he was convicted of failing to stop and offer assistance to the victim, Afro has always insisted he was not the one driving the vehicle at the time of the fatal collision.
The BBC said the performer has already spent almost a year in prison and, with an allowance for good behavior, should be released in less than a year.