SWAKOPMUND: A sixteen-year-old boy who was charged for the murder of local musician Petrus Eixab in Swakopmund during June 2009, was found guilty in the Swakopmund Regional Court last Friday.
Magistrate Gaynor Poulton sentenced the minor boy to 15 years’ imprisonment, of which five years were suspended.
The stabbing occurred while Eixab, who was 27-years-old at the time, was on his way home from the centre of town in Swakopmund on 07 June 2009, where he earned a living as a busker at the entrance of the Woermann Brock arcade.
According to court reports, the minor indicated that he had a sexual relationship with the deceased. On the day of the incident, he apparently did not want to consent to sex with Eixab who was drunk, and a fight erupted.
He stabbed Eixab at least 10 times on the back, 10 times on the chest and twice on his feet, but was arrested on the same day.
Eixab subsequently died of substantial haemorrhage caused by the stab wounds inflicted, as indicated in the post-mortem report.
“As a result of the accused person being a juvenile, he will be transferred to a Windhoek prison for unit management treatment, after which he will serve the remaining sentence at the Elizabeth Nepembe Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre near Rundu,” Poulton stated.