Application by Romeo Schiefer to be allowed leave to appeal long prison term he received for killing parents dismissed

WINDHOEK: An application by Romeo Schiefer to be allowed leave to appeal the long prison term he received for killing his parents in January 2008, has been dismissed.

Schiefer was in October last year sentenced to a 48-year jail term.

His application to be allowed leave to appeal his prison term was dismissed in a judgment handed down by High Court Judge Naomi Shivute yesterday morning.

The mere possibility that another court might come to a different conclusion is not in itself sufficient to justify the grant of the application to appeal, Judge Shivute said as she dismissed Schiefer’s application.

She went on to say the applicant must satisfy the court that he has a reasonable prospects of success in another court, adding that the applicant failed to satisfy the court to that effect.

The 25-year-old Schiefer was found guilty on two counts of murdering his biological parents – Frans and Fransiena Schiefer – both 50, at their house in Windhoek’s Khomasdal residential area on 18 January 2008.

SOURCE: NAMPA