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Aliwal North teen arrested for killing stepfather remanded in custody

Oct 2, 2019
Aliwal North teen arrested for killing stepfather remanded in custody

Aliwal North - A teenager arrested over the weekend by a team of Aliwal North Detective for the alleged murder of her step-father Ackerman Street, Hilton, in Aliwal North, will remain behind bars for the rest of the week.

"It is alleged that on Saturday, between 14:00 and 15:00, the deceased arrived at his residence, coming from the Hilton Rugby Fields, seemingly under the influence of liquor," said police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Moitheri Bojabotseha.

"A heated argument ensued between the deceased and his step-daughter, aged 18, and the deceased’s wife was unable to quell the argument.

"It is alleged that the 18-year-old suspect then stabbed the deceased with a knife on the right side of his torso.

"Emergency services were summoned and the deceased was certified dead on the scene."

Warrant Officer Bojabotseha said that the suspect was arrested and detained for murder at police cells.

"She appeared briefly at Aliwal North District Court on Monday and she has been remanded until 07 October 2019, to allow for further investigations. Her bail hearing will commence on 07 October 2019."

Aliwal North Station Commander, Colonel Chris Wright, has condemned all incidents relating to domestic violence.

“People must learn to communicate and resolve matters amicably, without resorting to violence," he said. 

"We as the police have to deal with domestic violence incidents every day and we witness the emotional stress that it has on your loved ones and the community affected”.

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