Alleged murderer back in court at Keetmanshoop

04 Feb 2019 13:30pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 04 FEB (NAMPA) – A 35-year-old man accused of allegedly stabbing and killing a 26-year-old man here in September last year, made a brief court appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Quinton Scott appeared before Magistrate Philanda Christiaan, who postponed his case to 27 March 2019 for a formal bail hearing.
During his first court appearance on 28 September, Scott was denied bail out of fear that he would interfere with State witnesses and because police investigations were at an early stage.
On the same day, he informed the court that he would apply for a legal aid lawyer and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him in the matter.
The State was represented by Joas Neemwatya.
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 after an argument erupted between the two in the Krönlein residential area on 26 September 2018.
Louw died in the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.
(NAMPA)
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