Ex-teacher hearing judgment next month

26 Mar 2014 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 26 MAR (NAMPA) - Judgment in the trial of a retired teacher who stands accused of murdering his wife in 2009 near Seeheim in the //Karas Region's Keetmanshoop district, will be handed down in the High Court here next month.
The judgment in the trial of the 62-year-old David de Jay will be delivered by High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka on 24 April this year at about 11h30.
This judgment was supposed to be handed down by the same judge on Wednesday this week, but the judge was unable to finish compiling the verdict in the matter because he was ill over the past few weeks.
In the matter, De Jay stands accused of murdering his wife, Tina de Jay, 56, near Seeheim, southwest of Keetmanshoop on 13 February 2009.
The victim was stabbed at least six times with a knife, and De Jay claims before court that unknown people caused the death of his wife during a robbery.
De Jay earlier pleaded not guilty to the count of murder and defeating or obstructing the course of justice, or attempting to do so.
The prosecution’s representative, State Advocate Palmer Khumalo, wants De Jay to be found guilty as charged.
Windhoek-based defence lawyer Boris Isaaks is representing the former teacher, acting on the instructions of the Ministry of Justice's Directorate of Legal Aid.