Krönlein murder case postponed to July

06 Jun 2019 15:20pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 06 JUN (NAMPA) – Police investigations in a case of a 35-year-old man accused of allegedly stabbing and killing a 26-year-old man here in September 2018, are not yet complete.
Quinton Scott appeared before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, where his case was postponed to 31 July 2019 for further police investigation.
State representative Colleen Yisa informed the court that the police still have to acquire statements from witnesses.
“Lab results are still outstanding as well as a photo plan,” Yisa informed the court.
Scott was granted bail of N.dollars 2 000 on 27 April on condition that he does not interfere with police investigations or commit any offence and that he does not leave the district of Keetmanshoop without informing the investigating officer.
He also has to report to the Keetmanshoop Police Station every Monday between 07h00 and 16h00.
During his first court appearance on 28 September 2018, the accused informed the court that he would apply for a legal aid lawyer and Stephen Coetzee was appointed to represent him.
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.
The 26-year-old Louw died later in the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.