Murder Accused Walks Free

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FRANCISTOWN: A 25-year-old man charged with killing his former co-worker for teabags and sugar was recently acquitted and discharged of the offence.

The State alleged that Tebalo Leikakanye stabbed Batshamiki Kearoma with a knife at Serowe’s Selelo-sa-ngwana cattlepost in June 2016. When the investigating officer (IO) Sergeant, Phetogo Ramaphane was cross-examined by the accused’s attorney, Isaac Seleka, he told the court that Kearoma succumbed to his death after he refused to give Leikakanye the items that he had bought. “The deceased took the accused’s money but refused to give him the goods he was buying. The accused then sat down and waited for the deceased to give him his goods to no avail. Kearoma then got out of the tuck-shop then without provocation kicked the accused,” said Ramaphane.

He further went on: “The accused fell down but then stood up and started fighting with the deceased. He then withdrew a knife and stabbed the deceased twice and then ran away…”  Ramaphane further told the court that the accused was found at his father’s residence and then led the police to the scene of the incident.

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