Aranos murder suspect denied bail

05 Mar 2019 15:10pm
REHOBOTH, 05 MAR (NAMPA) – The 20-year-old man arrested in connection with the murder of Johannes Beukes in Aranos last week, made his first appearance in the Aranos Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
Laurence Kooper appeared before Assistant Magistrate McLean Urinavi, who postponed the case to 30 April for legal aid application and further police investigations.
It is alleged that Kooper stabbed the 20-year-old Beukes in the chest after an argument and ran away in an incident that occurred around 21h30 at a shebeen in the Nuwerus area.
After the stabbing, the deceased walked a few steps, fell face down and died on the spot.
Kooper was denied bail and is being detained at the Aranos Police holding cells.
Police investigations continue.
(NAMPA)
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