Alleged killer pleads not guilty to murder charge

11 Sep 2019 16:00pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 11 SEP (NAMPA) – A 35-year-old man accused of murdering a 26-year-old man at the southern town in September last year, pleaded not guilty to the murder charge against him.
Quinton Scott made the plea when he made another appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
He appeared before magistrate Melissa Mungunda, who postponed his case to 02 December 2019, to allow the prosecutor-general to decide or determine if investigations are fully completed and for the continuation of trial.
The State was represented by Colleen Yisa.
Scott was granted bail of N.dollars 2 000 on 27 April on condition that he does not leave the district of Keetmanshoop without informing the investigating officer and that he does not interfere with police investigations or commit any offence.
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.
It is alleged that Scott stabbed the victim, Jean Louw, 26, 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.