Refugee with PTSD acquitted of NSW murder


A refugee who was tortured in his native Ethiopia has been found not guilty of murder, but guilty of the manslaughter of his wife in their Sydney flat.

The NSW Supreme Court jury heard psychiatric evidence that Solomon Hailu Jenbare, 52, suffered PTSD and depression, conditions that amounted to the partial defence of substantial impairment.

He stabbed Wubanchi Asfaw, 25, to death in April 2014 and her mother sobbed loudly as the jury delivered its verdict on Tuesday.