Garises held for attempted murder

09 Dec 2014 10:50am
OTJIWARONGO, 09 DEC (NAMPA) – A 33-year-old woman charged with attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend with a kitchen knife here last Friday, has been remanded in custody.
Shandy Garises made her first appearance before Otjiwarongo magistrate Helvi Shilemba on Monday.
It is alleged that she stabbed her 46-year-old boyfriend, Edmund Narib once in the stomach with a kitchen knife last Friday evening.
Garises and Narib have apparently been in a relationship for more than a year.
Shilemba on Monday explained to Garises that she has a right to engage a private lawyer of her choice; to apply for a State-funded lawyer through the Ministry of Justice’s Legal Aid Directorate; or to represent herself in court.
The accused indicated that she will apply for a Legal Aid lawyer.
She was then remanded in custody until 18 February 2015 to allow for further police investigations, and to also enable her to acquire the services of a lawyer.
Public prosecutor Johannes Kalipi represented the State in the matter.
According to the Namibian Police Force’s (NamPol) Otjozondjupa spokesperson, Warrant Officer Maureen Mbeha, the two were spotted earlier on Friday last week drinking together at a bar in Otjiwarongo’s Orwetoveni residential area.
After the drinking, Narib and his girlfriend started walking from the bar to his family house in Orwetoveni when a fight allegedly broke out between them shortly before 22h00.
“Garises allegedly pulled out a kitchen knife and stabbed Narib once in the stomach,” said the police officer.
The man sustained a deep stab wound to the stomach, and was admitted at the Otjiwarongo State Hospital evening, where he is reportedly still recovering.
Mbeha said the cause of their fight is still unknown, but police investigations continue.