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State advocate Timo Itula last week asked Windhoek High Court Judge Herman January to convict a resident of Otjimbingwe in the Erongo region on the charges he is facing. Deputy prosecutor general Antonia Verhoef has been establishing the chain of custody of the various exhibits, seized from the room where the two American citizens, accused of the assassin-like murder of Andre Heckmair in Windhoek in January 2011 stayed. Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute yesterday convicted a Rehoboth resident accused of killing his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend on a charge of murder with direct intent, read with the provisions of the Combating of Domestic Violence Act. The trial of a former teacher that stabbed his wife 12 times in front of their children causing her death was on Tuesday postponed to 17 October because the prosecutor fell ill. Windhoek High Court Judge Orben Sibeya yesterday sentenced convicted drug dealers Grant Noble and Dinath Azhar to an effective jail term of seven years each. Noble (40) and Azhar (66) were convicted on one count of dealing in cocaine. Windhoek High Court Judge Nate Ndauendapo on Friday sentenced a man he convicted of murder, kidnapping and several rapes to an effective 35 years in prison. Anti-Corruption Commission chief investigator Andreas Kanganyela yesterday claimed Fishrot accused Tamson ‘Fitty’ Hatuikulipi of having benefitted with a massive N$75 million from the dolling out of fishing quotas to Icelandic fishing giant Samherji group of companies. State advocate Taedago Gaweseb yesterday asked Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute to sentence a Rehoboth resident accused of killing his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend to the maximum sentence allowed under the law. The prosecutor general has decided to arraign former National Council member Steve Biko Booys, who is accused of sexually violating his biological daughter, in the Windhoek Regional Court on one count of rape alternatively incest. Opposition to a forensic report on the recordings made of local lawyer Dirk Conradie and his long-time friend Sara Damases caused a further delay in their long-running trial in the Windhoek High Court. Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg yesterday convicted the two men on trial for the murders of elderly Swakopmund couple 81-year-old Siegfried and 79-year-old Sieglinde Strzelecki of murder with direct intent with regards to Sieglinde. The defence team of Fishrot accused Tamson ‘Fitty’ Hatuikulipi last week attacked the veracity of the “audit report” Anti-Corruption Commission chief investigator Andreas Kanyangela quoted extensively during his evidence-in-chief. Three judges of the High Court differed Friday when judgement in the constitutional challenge lodged by former CEO of Fishcor, Mike Nghipunya, was delivered. Double-murder accused Ernst Lichtenstrasser yesterday disputed that he ever made admissions to police officers in which he claimed to be the shooter in the murders of two senior executives of the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology in Arandis. The doctor who conducted the examination on a six-year-old girl that was allegedly raped by a Windhoek resident, who is accused of 23 offences of rape, attempted murder and various assaults testified on Monday in his trial. Double murder accused Ernst Lichtenstrasser yesterday told Windhoek High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg he was forced to remain only in his underpants after the police confiscated his clothes as evidence. The defence counsel of Russian Alexander Krylof and Namibian Anna Katrina Engelbrecht (31) on Wednesday asked Windhoek High Court Judge Claudia Claasen to acquit them on all charges. Trevor Brockerhoff, the lawyer of Fishrot accused Ricardo Gustavo, on Wednesday informed Windhoek High Court Acting Judge Kobus Miller that they are still waiting on the outcome of their petition to appeal his decision not to recuse himself from the trial for perceived bias. Windhoek High Court Judge Naomi Shivute last week sentenced a Rehoboth resident, convicted of killing his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend, to an effective 28 years imprisonment. Windhoek High Court Judge Herman January on Friday dismissed an application by a former teacher who allegedly stabbed his wife 12 times in front of their children, causing her death, to quash two of the charges he is facing.