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TEENAGERS ON MURDER RAMPAGE

TEENAGERS ON MURDER RAMPAGE

FRESH on the heels of the murder, rape and mutilation of a
57-year-old woman from Bahnhof at the hands of a 14-year-old teenager last
week, another two teenagers were over the weekend arrested for separate murder
incidents.

The 14-year-old boy, who lives on a farm with his
grandfather, was on Tuesday denied bail on the basis that he might interfere
with investigations and that it would not be in the interest of the public to
free him on bail. He reportedly raped, killed and mutilated Sarah Jagger. The
teenager also faces a charge of arson after setting alight two farm houses the
day Jagger was found dead.

Another charge of violating a dead body is likely to be
added to the charge sheet.A 15-year-old girl, whose name cannot be disclosed as
she is still a minor, reportedly stabbed 17-year-old Leticia Jaarse with a
knife, killing her instantly on Friday at Aranos. She on Monday appeared before
Magistrate Yvonne Mcleod, where she was remanded in police custody, until
social workers decide whether or not she should be released into her parents’
care, as she is still a juvenile. Waomba Murangi is prosecuting.

The decision surrounding her release will be made public
when she returns to court on 23 November with her state-funded lawyer. Further
investigation findings will also be revealed at her next court appearance.

A source close to the case told Informanté that the State
will be ob­jecting to the suspect’s release as she does not attend school and
lives as an adult. Her motive for killing Jaarse is still unknown to police.

Another teenager from Otjimb­ingwe, age 17, made a court
appear­ance on Tuesday for fatally stabbing 19-year-old Karlos Ngairo with an
unknown sharp object on the left side of his neck. The teenage boy initially
fled the scene but was arrested on Saturday. According to Nampol Spokesperson
Deputy Commissioner Edwin Kanguatjivi, the incident hap­pened at a local bar.

The suspect was denied bail. His case has, in the meantime,
been postponed for screening to determine whether or not he is fit to be
released into his parents’ care and legal repre­sentation.

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