Alleged girlfriend killer appears

03 October 2017 | Justice


An Otjomuise resident, who allegedly shot and killed his 29-year-old girlfriend at their flat in the capital on Monday, has been refused bail.
The 41-year-old Erastus Heita was refused bail when he made his first appearance in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court today.
Public Prosecutor Victoria Thompson strongly objected to the granting of bail because of the seriousness and complexity of the murder charge he faces.
Other reasons for the refusal of bail are that it would not be in the interests of the administration of justice and public to release Heita on bail at this stage as police investigations into the matter are still at a premature stage.
Meanwhile, he was informed by presiding Magistrate Bernedine Michelle Kubersky to bring a formal bail application before court if he wants to be released on bail.
Heita, who appeared in person, told the court he will seek the service of a private defence lawyer.
His case, which is being dealt with by the court in accordance with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act of 2003, was remanded until 25 January 2018 for further police investigations.
Heita was remanded in police custody with no option to post bail following the prosecution’s refusal for the granting of bail at this stage.
The incident that claimed the life of Maria Megameno Kamati, 29, occurred around 06h30 in 7de Laan in Windhoek’s Otjomuise residential area.
Namibian Police Force spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi told Nampa upon enquiry on Monday the deceased and the suspect allegedly had an argument.
Heita then allegedly shot Kamati in the head with a nine millimetre Makarov pistol.
He handed himself over to the police at the Windhoek Police Station.
Police officers who rushed to the scene found the deceased’s body lying on their bed with a gunshot wound to the head.
Heita and Kamati were reportedly in a nine-year relationship and had two children.
The weapon used during the incident was found at the scene and confiscated.
NAMPA


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