Romeo Schiefer is still without legal representation for his second appeal against the punishment

Romeo Schiefer, the man convicted and handed a prison term of 56 years for the murder of his parents in October 2008, is still without legal representation for his second appeal against the punishment.

Schiefer made another appearance before High Court Judge Naomi Shivute this morning, when he informed the court that he is still awaiting a response from the Ministry of Justice's Directorate of Legal Aid in connection with his application for a lawyer to represent him in his second appeal against the sentence.

His case was, thereafter, postponed to 30 August 2019 to allow the Directorate of Legal Aid enough time to look into his application and give a response.

Deputy Prosecutor-General Antonia Verhoef, who represented the State on Monday, did not object to the postponement.

Schiefer, 30, was on 24 October 2013 sentenced by Shivute to 28 years imprisonment on each of the two murder counts for shooting dead his biological parents - Frans and FransienaSchiefer - both 50 at the time, at their house in Windhoek's Khomasdal residential area on 18 January 2008.

Source: Namibia Press Agency