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Minor charged with murder

Tue, 20 October 2015 18:23
by Faith Haushona-Kavamba

A 16 year old minor appeared in the Katutura Magistrate court on charges of murder last week. According to the police the teen stabbed Joseph Nashitope in the chest, which caused his death.

The incident took place in Kilimanjaro Alcadope Street in Katutura this year. Court documents were not clear as to what led to the fatal stabbing, and the case was postponed to February next year for plea and trial.

In an unrelated case, a 33 year old appeared in court on three counts stemming from over a decade ago. The accused Festus Erastus Tuyenikumwe was charged with one count of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of negligent discharge of a firearm.

According to the police, on 2 December 2006 Tuyenikumwe shot Wynard Tjipay in the chest with a pistol, killing him. On an attempted murder charge, Tuyenikumwe allegedly fired a shot at a woman identified as Maria Simon, where the bullet struck her in the head. Simon did not die from her injuries.

The last count he was charged with stems from the fact that a casualty and injuries were suffered as a result of him firing the pistol. The trial was partly heard and was postponed to 24 November this year for the continuation of the trial.

Another incident involving a shooting appeared in the magistrate court where Fellep Hambia (28) was appearing on charges of murder.

Hambia allegedly shot and killed a man, David Nepola, with a pistol on Valentines day this year. His case was postponed to 28 October this year so he can secure legal representation.