Alleged killer pleads not guilty to murder charge

A 35-year-old man accused of murdering a 26-year-old man here in September last year, pleaded not guilty to the murder charge levelled against him.

Quinton Scott pleaded under section 119 when he made another court appearance in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

He appeared before Magistrate Melissa Mungunda, who postponed his case to , for the Prosecutor General to decide or determine if investigations are fully completed and for the continuation of trial.

The State was represented by Frederick van der Colf

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 KrAlnlein residential area on 26 September 2018.

The 26-year-old Louw died later in the Keetmanshoop State Hospital.

Source: Namibia Press Agency