A WINDHOEK magistrate today found Morne Mouton, the 23-year-old man who in 2015 killed three people, including a police officer, when he rammed his car into them, guilty of culpable homicide.
Mouton, who was a teenager at the time of the accident, was however acquitted on drunken driving charges, as well as reckless driving even after the state’s insistence that he was highly intoxicated at the time of the accident.
He reportedly ran the deceased persons over at night as they were standing on the sidewalk along Sam Nujoma Drive in Hochland Park.
The city police officer was on duty at the time of his death and him and a colleague were attending to a call about a house breaking incident and stopped to interrogate two people on the side of the road, just minutes before the accident.
The other city police officer survived the crash and was a witness in the matter.
She had previously told the court that the siren lights of the police vehicle were visibly flashing.
Mouton, however, argued that the lights were not on.
Mouton was coming from a get together with friends, according to state witnesses.
He denied any guilt, saying he was not drunk.
Magistrate Vanessa Stanley has in the meantime transferred the case to the Regional court for sentencing.
Mouton will be sentenced on Wednesday, 27 January.
He has since been detained in custody.
He was represented by Ndili Ndaitwah from the Sisa Namandje law firm.