Police investigations in Krönlein murder case still incomplete

31 Jul 2019 14:50pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 31 JUL (NAMPA) – Police investigations in a case of a 35-year-old man accused of stabbing and killing a 26-year-old man here in September 2018 are still not yet complete.
The accused, Quinton Scott, appeared before Magistrate Philanda Christiaan in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where his case was postponed to 09 September 2019 to allow for the finalization of police investigations.
State representative Colleen Yisa informed the court that the police still has not obtained the photo plan from the crime scene.
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, Scott 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.
Louw died later in the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.