Prison escapee kills woman, is rearrested

Police have arrested a 38-year-old fugitive for allegedly killing a 34-year-old woman in Lobatse, days after he escaped from custody.

In a statement, police said the suspect broke out of prison on June 5, where he had been serving a 21-year jail term for offences including rape, robberies, break-in and escaping from lawful custody.

Yesterday, police spokesperson, Dipheko Motube said the victim, who is a Motswana of South African origin, had been found in a bush near her farm at Thema location.  “She was found on the evening of June 8 with serious head injuries and was rushed to a local hospital where she later passed on,” he said.

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