Krönlein murder case postponed to December

01 Nov 2018 16:30pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 01 NOV (NAMPA) – A 35-year-old man accused of stabbing and killing a 26-year-old man in September this year, made his second appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.
Quinton Scott appeared before Magistrate Frans Anderson, who postponed the case to 04 December 2018 to allow for further police investigations and for the finalisation of the accused’s legal representation.
During his first court appearance on 28 September, Scott was denied bail out of fear that he may interfere with State witnesses. Bail was also denied because the police investigations were at an early stage and that it was not in public interest for bail to be granted.
The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf.
The accused is remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police Station’s holding cells until his next court appearance.
Scott allegedly stabbed the victim, Jean Louw, in the neck with a sharp object after an argument erupted between the two at the Krönlein residential area on 26 September. Louw died later at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.
(NAMPA)
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