Man appears in court for murder at Keetmanshoop

28 Sep 2018 16:50pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 28 SEP (NAMPA) – A 35-year-old man accused of murdering a 26-year-old man, made his first appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
The accused, Quiton Scott appeared before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda who postponed the case to 01 November 2018 for the accused to apply for legal aid and to allow for further police investigations.
He was denied bail out of fear that he might interfere with State witnesses, because police investigations are at an early stage and because it is not in the public interest for bail to be granted.
The State was represented by Lilungwe Basson.
Scott was remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police holding cells until his next court appearance.
//Kharas Regional Commander Commissioner, Rudolf Issak told Nampa on Friday he allegedly stabbed Jean Louw in the neck with a sharp object.
“The incident occurred around 19h07 at a bar in the Krönlein residential area on Wednesday,” he said.
He added that the deceased died in the Keetmanshoop State Hospital the same night.
“It is believed that the two were drinking and an argument erupted between them,” he noted.
Meanwhile Benny Pieters, who stands accused of murdering a 39-year-old man here in May this year, made his fourth appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old Pieters allegedly stabbed Moses Uapingathana in the chest with an okapi knife at a shebeen in the TransNamib residential area on 12 May. Uapingathana died on the spot.
Court documents seen by this news agency on Friday indicated that he appeared before Magistrate Murray Shikongo, who postponed the case to 25 October 2018 for further police investigations and for Pieters to finalise his legal representation.
During his second court appearance, Pieters was granted bail of N.dollars 2 500 by Magistrate Shikongo, on condition that he reports to the Bethanie Police Station every Friday between 09h00 and 17h00. Should he fail to do so, a warrant of arrest will be issued.
The State was represented by Marlon Adams.
(NAMPA)
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