25 January 2013

Namibia: Murder Accused Kock Secures Trial Date

Windhoek — The trial of murder, rape and robbery suspect Erwin Kock will start on September 17 and continue until September 30 before Judge Naomi Shivute, Kock was told yesterday.

Kock, who was 35 years old at the time of the incident, faces charges of murder, rape and robbery with aggravating circumstances. It is alleged that the accused killed 58-year-old Rebecca Isaaks at Keetmanshoop during the period October 2 to 3 2008. It is further alleged that he had also raped the deceased and robbed her of her belongings.

According to the charge sheet, the accused was in the presence of the deceased at her residence in the Tseiblaagte residential area of Keetmanshoop when he committed the crimes.

According to the charge sheet, after Kock had raped the deceased, he proceeded to hit her with an unknown object on the head, as well as stabbing her on her privates.

Kock is represented by Boris Isaacks on instructions by the Directorate of Legal Aid, while Deputy Prosecutor General Belinda Wantenaar appeared for the State.

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