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Husband arrested for murder

A 43 year old husband from Pacaltsdorp in George, is expected to appear in the George Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4 March 2019 on a charge of murder following the death of his wife on Saturday 2 March 2019. According to police the woman died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head after being struck with a cement lintel.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect and his wife(43) were sitting in their yard when an argument erupted between the two. Witness reports suggest that the suspect took a cement lintel and hit his wife on the head which caused her to fall to the ground.

She sustained an open wound to the left side of her head. It is suspected that the victim die instantly as a result of the blow to her head. This can only be confirmed after an autopsy which will be conducted in the days to come.

On arrival at the scene, paramedics declared the victim deceased. Police arrested the husband of the victim shortly after the incident. He is currently detained in the local police holding cells.


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