Crime

Krönlein murder case postponed to February


KEETMANSHOOP, 05 DEC  – A 35-year-old man accused of stabbing and killing a 26-year-old man in September this year, made his third appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Quinton Scott appeared before Assistant Magistrate Cornelius Cloete, who postponed his case to 04 February 2019 for further police investigations and for him to acquire legal aid representation.

During his first court appearance on 28 September, Scott was denied bail out of fear that he would interfere with State witnesses and because police investigations were at an early stage.
The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf.

During his second court appearance on 01 November 2018, Scott was advised by Magistrate Melissa Mungunda to file a formal bail application.
The accused is remanded in custody at the Keetmanshoop Police Station’s holding cells until his next court appearance.

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. Louw died in the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.

In an another matter, the police officer who was arrested on Friday and charged with possession of drugs made his first court appearance on Tuesday before assistant Magistrate Cloete, who postponed his case to 06 February 2019 for further police investigation and for the accused to find a legal representative.

The accused, Andries Haman however informed the court that he will get a private lawyer to represent him.
He was supposed to appear in court on Monday but did not show up and a warrant of arrest was issued.
On Tuesday, Van der Colf told the court that the warrant of arrest should be canceled as the accused was informed at the charge office that he would only appear in court on Tuesday and not Monday.
Haman was granted bail of N$500.

Haman was arrested after he reported for duty while under the influence of alcohol and at the same time was found with two half Mandrax tablets and one gram of pure in his possession after a search by a member of the Drug Unit. – NAMPA