WINDHOEK: The case of two American nationals arrested in connection with the alleged killing of Windhoek resident Andre Heckmair in January 2011, was today postponed to March this year.
Members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Serious Crime Unit arrested Marcus Kevin Tomas, 25, and 24-year-old Kevan Townsend on 12 January 2011 in connection with Heckmair’s murder.
The alleged murder case was this morning postponed to 13 March this year on a request by Tomas in order to enable him obtain legal representation of his own choice.
Tomas has been conducting his own defence with no legal representation since his arrest on 12 January 2011, and today informed the court that he needs to obtain legal representation due to the complexity and seriousness of the charge he is facing.
Tomas and Townsend are the only names mentioned by the police so far in connection with the investigation into Heckmair’s murder, which allegedly took place on 12 January 2011 in Windhoek.