Convicted murderers to hear fate in June

28 May 2019 15:40pm
WINDHOEK, 28 MAY (NAMPA) - Two men who were found guilty in April of violently attacking and killing a Swakopmund resident in September 2005, will hear their sentences next month.
Kingsley Dausab (46) and the 44-year-old Michael Tsowaseb were on 18 April 2019 found guilty on charges of murder with direct intent to kill, violating a dead body and theft in connection with the circumstances that led to the death of Swakopmund resident, Menesia Owoses.
The 34-year-old Owoses was killed on the night of 03 September 2005.
Presiding High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo is expected to hand down the sentences in the matter on 14 June 2019.
In his submissions for sentencing, State Advocate Erich Moyo asked the court to impose long custodial terms because the two men have not taken the court in their confidence as they both refused to tell the court what exactly forced them to commit such a brutal offence.
However, their Legal Aid-funded defence lawyers, Braam Cupido and Mese Tjituri, pleaded with the court to show some kind of mercy and not to impose long prison sentences that will destroy their clientsÂ’ chances of rehabilitation.
The two convicts were both acquitted on the charges of raping the deceased person after the prosecution could not provide sufficient and prima facie evidence during the trial that they had indeed sexually violated Owoses.
Evidence presented during trial has it that she was strangled to death.
Both men pleaded not guilty to the charges against them at the start of their trial on 31 March 2018.
They have spent more than 10 years in police custody at the Windhoek Central Correctional Facility's trial-awaiting section.