Man found guilty for killing girlfriend at Rosh Pinah

31 Mar 2015 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 31 MAR(NAMPA)- A Rosh Pinah resident who admitted to killing his girlfriend at the zinc-mining town in the //Karas Region at the end of February 2012, was found guilty as charged in the High Court here on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Petrus Friedel Kobus Frederick was found guilty on a charge of murder in that he killed his girlfriend, Bonaventura Skeyer, 20, after he stabbed her with a knife about 27 times during a heated argument at Rosh Pinah on 26 February 2012.
On this charge, Frederick was found guilty upon his own plea of guilty, which was dealt with under provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act of 2003.
According to medical evidence presented before court during trial, Skeyer died on the spot due to blood loss caused by the various stab wounds she had suffered on her neck and chest.
Frederick was also found guilty on a second count of assault with the intention to cause grievous bodily harm when he assaulted Rachid Chanick Klukowski by hitting and kicking him on his head and other parts of the body.
As a result of the attacks by Frederick, Klukowski had suffered a broken clavicle and forearm.
The case was remanded until 27 April this year for the submission of the evidence of aggravation and mitigation, before sentencing by prosecution representative, Simba Nduna and State-funded defence lawyer Mese Tjituri.
Tjituri is defending Frederick on the instructions of the Justice Ministry's Directorate of Legal Aid.
Frederick remains in police custody at the Windhoek Correctional Facility (formerly known as Windhoek Central Prison) until his next court appearance on 27 April 2015.