Case of woman in alleged murder of pensioner boyfriend postponed

13 Nov 2018 17:50pm
REHOBOTH, 13 NOV (NAMPA) – A 50-year-old woman arrested on 20 October for the alleged murder of her 60-year-old boyfriend, Malisiu Vatileni, made her second appearance in the Rehoboth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Julia Ausiku appeared before Magistrate Andre Matulich and the case was postponed to 27 November for legal aid application and further police investigations.
The accused was denied bail on the grounds that it would not be in the public interest to release her on bail and because investigations are still in the early stages.
It is alleged that Ausiku stabbed the deceased in the chest with a kitchen knife. He died in bed, where his body was discovered on 20 October.
The incident occurred at Farm Platsand, 38 kilometres north of Rehoboth.
It is unknown when exactly the incident took place and what led to the stabbing.
It is also suspected that both the deceased and the accused were under the influence of alcohol the night before the victim’s body was found.
Public Prosecutor Victor Mutumbulwa represented the State in the matter.
Ausiku is being detained at the Rehoboth Police holding cells.