Alleged ex-girlfriend killer seeks bail at Keetmanshoop

04 Mar 2019 20:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 04 MAR (NAMPA) – A 22-year-old man accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend in November last year, brought forth a bail hearing application in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The accused, Immanuel Petrus, brought the application when he made his third court appearance before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda, who postponed his case to 14 March this year for bail hearing.
During his first court appearance on 06 November 2018, Petrus told the court that he wishes to apply for legal aid and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him in the matter.
Also during his first court appearance, Petrus was denied bail out of fear that he might interfere with police investigations, which were at an early stage and because it was also not in the public interest for bail to be granted.
Frederick van der Colf represented the State in the matter.
Petrus allegedly stabbed 28-year-old Engeline Rooi in the neck and arm at a bar in the Tseiblaagte residential area on the night of 03 November 2018.
Rooi was declared dead upon arrival at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.
Petrus is remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police holding cells pending his next court appearance.