Court grants husband bail after wife dies in 'scuffle'
10 September 2020 | Justice
The Gobabis Magistrate's Court on Monday granted bail of N$2 000 to Fritz Paul, who allegedly killed his wife during a scuffle at Farm Kroonster.
Court documents seen by Nampa indicate that 37-year-old Paul made his first appearance before Magistrate Eden Iyambo on a charge of murder read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act 4 of 2003. It is alleged that he killed his wife during a scuffle over a knife on Friday.
A crime report issued by the police earlier this week said the woman was allegedly under the influence of alcohol and approached her husband with the knife.
They began fighting for control of the knife and as Paul tried to remove the knife from his wife's possession, she allegedly pulled him towards her and in the process was stabbed in the chest and died instantly.
Iyambo granted bail on the condition that Paul does not leave the Gobabis District. Failure to appear on the set date will result in the cancellation of his bail.
The matter was postponed to 2 November 2020 to allow the accused to acquire legal representation.
Public prosecutor Marchel Hoeb appeared for the State.