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WINDHOEK - One of the first police officers at the scene of the gruesome murder of 24-year-old Louise Ross Shimunu Alupe on November 10, 2014, at Dunes Independence Beach in Walvis Bay yesterday testified about what he found when he arrived at the scene. WINDHOEK - Defence lawyer Milton Engelbrecht, representing an elderly man from Karasburg who allegedly had his murder victim washed and clothed and put her in bed after beating her, yesterday asked Judge Nate Ndauendapo to convict his client of culpable homicide instead of murder. WINDHOEK - A former senior police officer of the Namibian Police Force accused of shooting an 18-year-old to death was convicted yesterday on five of the six charges that he faced in the Windhoek High Court at the Windhoek Prison Facility by Judge Dinnah Usiku. WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment, an Otjiwarongo man who admitted in the Windhoek High Court that he hacked his girlfriend 45 times in the head, neck and face. WINDHOEK - The trial of prominent Windhoek lawyer Dirk Conradie and his long-time friend Sara Ngenohani Damases resumed in the Windhoek High Court yesterday with Mark Bongers, the man who taped a conversation he had with Conradie, facing cross-examination. WINDHOEK - Lukas Nepela Nikodemus, the man charged with the murder and burning of two young women at a rubbish dump in Pionierspark suburb in Windhoek, wants the Windhoek High Court to release him on bail pending his trial. WINDHOEK - State Advocate Cliff Lutibezi on Wednesday told High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka in the Windhoek High Court that the only reasonable sentence the court can impose on convicted killer Elwen Gawaxab is life imprisonment, sending him to jail for the next 25 years to safeguard innocent lives. WINDHOEK - Lukas Nepela Nikodemus, the man charged with the murder and burning of two young women at a rubbish dump in Pionierspark suburb in Windhoek, said he will plead not guilty when his trial starts in two weeks’ time in the Windhoek High Court before High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg. WINDHOEK - A man from King Kauluma village in the Tsumeb District who was on trial for almost severing the head of his girlfriend and the mother of his two minor children was convicted of murder with direct intent by High Court Judge Herman January in the Oshakati High Court at the close of trial. WINDHOEK - Land activist Job Amupanda has taken his fight for rent control boards to another level by dragging the Minister of Trade and Industrialisation and government to court over failure to implement the regulations of the Rents Ordinance 13 of 1977, as amended. WINDHOEK – Namibia Airports Company (NAC) through its new Board of Directors is asking the Windhoek High Court to review and set aside a decision and resolution taken by the previous board of the embattled public company to award a tender to China State Construction Engineering Company (CSCES) to be appointed as the contractor for the Ondangwa Airport Runway Rehabilitation Project. WINDHOEK - The trial of eight men still facing charges of high treason, murder, attempted murder, sedition, public violence and illegal importation of weapons and ammunition resumed in the Windhoek High Court this week after the Chief Justice, Peter Shivute, denied a petition directed at him. WINDHOEK - High Court Judge President Petrus Damaseb yesterday sentenced convicted child trafficker, Bertus Koch, the DRC settlement of Swakopmund resident to an effective eight years imprisonment on convictions of child trafficking and committing an immoral act with a child under the age of 16. The sentence was meted out in the morning. WINDHOEK - A Gobabis man who admitted to stabbing the mother of his five children, at least 16 times with a knife because he suspected her of having an affair with a taxi driver, was convicted of murder with direct intent yesterday morning by Windhoek High Court Judge Dinnah Usiku on his own admission. WINDHOEK - The man accused of the brutal rape and murder of 13-year-old Rachel Vanessa Boois in the Omdel location of Henties Bay during the period May 3 to 4, 2014 will have to wait another year to hear whether his application to be discharged for a lack of evidence is successful or not. WINDHOEK - A 21-year-old resident of Rehoboth on Monday offered a plea of guilty for the brutal murder of sixteen-year-old Camilla Gabriella Steyn, but denied he raped and robbed her. WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg yesterday rejected an application by former CEO of the Roads Contractor Company (RCC), Kelly Nghixulifa to quash counts 1, 5, 6, 9 and 10 in the indictment he faces in relation to charges of fraud and contravening the ACC Act and the amendment of counts 2, 7 and 11 by deleting a section of the Criminal Procedure Act. WINDHOEK - Windhoek High Court Judge Alfred Siboleka yesterday morning sentenced convicted killer Elwen Gawaxab to 37 and a half years imprisonment for murder plus a further five years for assault with grievous bodily harm without making any order as to whether the sentences are to run concurrently or consecutively. This means that Gawaxab after serving two thirds of the 37 and a half years will i WINDHOEK – The Prosecutor General’s Office got another chance to have the bail cancelled for three suspected robbers targeting tourists after their appeal against the decision of Magistrate Johannes Shuuveni. WINDHOEK - A resident of the small town of Outjo was convicted on Friday on a charge of murder with direct intent on his own admission and a charge of common assault and assault by threat after the state called witnesses.