Woman convicted of boyfried murder allowed to appeal

02 Apr 2019 15:50pm
WINDHOEK, 02 APR (NAMPA) - A woman serving a custodial sentence of 17 years for shooting and killing her former German boyfriend in Windhoek’s Southern Industrial Area in May 2011, has been allowed to appeal against her murder conviction.
Anthea Arnold, 34, re-appeared before Deputy High Court Judge-President Hosea Angula on Tuesday morning when she was informed that her appeal application against her murder conviction is now set down for a hearing on 03 May 2019.
The date for the appeal hearing was decided upon between prosecution representative, State Advocate Seredine Jacobs and Arnold's defence lawyer Norman Tjombe in court today.
In the matter, Arnold, was on 30 July 2018 sent to prison for 17 years after she was found guilty of intentionally killing her former German boyfriend, Michael Breder, 56, by shooting him with a handgun in the backyard of his house on 15 May 2011.
She was found guilty on a charge of murder with direct intention to kill in a judgement handed down by Katutura Regional Court Magistrate Ileni Velikoshi.
In addition, Arnold was also declared unfit to possess a firearm for six years upon her release from prison.