WINDHOEK: A man who stands accused of shooting and killing two women in Mariental in the Hardap Region during May 2009, was found guilty as charged in the High Court here today.
The 34-year-old Salmon Nakale was found guilty on two counts of murder with a direct intent to kill by High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka this morning.
He was found guilty of the murder of his late girlfriend Rebecca Katana, 22, and her sister Lucia Erastus, 31, when he shot and killed them on 09 May 2009 at the Ombili informal settlement at Mariental in the Hardap Region.
According to the Judge, the court has dismissed Nakale’s version of the events that unfolded that day as false and untrue.
He claimed that the women were accidentally killed when a shot or shots went off from a firearm during an alleged struggle between himself and Katana for possession of the weapon during a heated argument on that day.
Nakale’s case has now been remanded until 21 September this year for the submission of mitigating evidence before the sentencing by both the defence lawyer and prosecution.