Mouton denies wrongdoing in drunk-driving killing case
24 Jan 2018 14:50pm
WINDHOEK, 24 JAN (NAMPA) - A young man accused of killing a City Police officer and two civilians while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in July 2015, on Wednesday denied causing the accident.
Morné Mouton was arrested on 04 July 2015 after he allegedly ran over off-duty City Police officer Manfred Gaoseb, 35; Werner Simon, 22; and Joshua Ngenokesho, age unknown.
The accident occurred along Sam Nujoma Drive in Windhoeks Hochland Park residential area at around 04h00.
The 21-year-ol d accused denied any wrongdoing or causing the accident when he entered a not guilty plea to the three charges of culpable homicide and driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol at the start of his trial in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
Mouton furthermore, through his privately-instructed defence lawyer Sisa Namandje, handed over a statement before court in which he explained in detail all elements in respect of his not guilty pleas and defence.
He entered his not guilty pleas before Windhoek Magistrate Vanessa Stanley and as per the instructions he gave his defence lawyer.
Mouton is free on bail N.dollars 6 000 and his bail was extended until Thursday for the continuation of the trial.
He was driving a sedan at a high speed while allegedly heavily intoxicated, and hit the three men who were standing on the sidewalk.
Senior Public Prosecutor Rowan van Wyk is representing the State in the trial.