Mariental teen's murder case postponed to October

08 Aug 2018 13:20pm
REHOBOTH, 08 AUG (NAMPA) - A 15-year-old boy arrested on 23 April this year for allegedly murdering his father, made his third appearance in the Mariental Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
The boy was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his biological father in Mariental’s Aimablaagte residential area.
He made his first appearance on 25 April in front of Assistant Magistrate Eveline Stephanus, when he was denied bail and the matter was postponed to 14 June for the accused to apply for legal aid and to allow for further police investigations.
He was, however, released into the care of his grandmother on 26 April.
His second appearance on 14 June was before Magistrate Verinao Kamahene, when the matter was postponed to 08 August, once again to allow the accused to acquire a State-funded lawyer.
His third appearance was in front of Magistrate Vincent Nzaca on Wednesday.
The matter was postponed for a final remand to 15 October for investigations to be completed.
It is not known what led to the stabbing.
The 38-year-old victim, whose name is being withheld to protect the underage boy, was rushed to the Mariental State Hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
He was represented by State-funded lawyer Linus Samaria.
Public Prosecutor Loide Nghixulifwa represented the State.