Mother who killed own child to appear in High Court
22 Nov 2017 14:40pm
WINDHOEK, 22 NOV (NAMPA) A Swakopmund mother accused of killing her two-year-old daughter along the Henties Bay-Terrace Bay road in Erongo Region in September last year, is expected to make her first appearance in the High Court here on Thursday.
Zenobia Seas, 32, is accused of smothering the child with a piece of cloth along the Henties Bay-Terrace Bay road in September last year.
The murder case was on 25 October this year transferred from the Swakopmund Magistrates Court to the Windhoek High Court as per decision taken by the Office of the Prosecutor-General.
Seas is now in police custody at the Windhoek Central Correctional Facility's holding cells with no option bail pending her first appearance in the High Court on Thursday.
At the beginning of her case last year, the State refused her bail citing the seriousness of the crime and advised her to apply for formal bail.
Seas, who was employed at Husab Mine at the time of the incident, allegedly drove from Swakopmund with her daughter to about 112 kilometres north-west of Henties Bay, where the toddler was killed.
It is suspected that after suffocating the child, Seas put firewood under her vehicle in an effort to burn herself and the slain toddlers body inside the car.
The wood had however not caught fire when the police arrived at the scene and arrested her.