Bedroom death: Boyfriend confesses to beating

2010-10-18 00:00

TWO people died in separate incidents in the Taylor’s Halt area this weekend, police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan reported yesterday.

In the first case, a 35-year-old woman was found dead in her bedroom yesterday morning.

Jeevan said the woman is thought to have died at about 2.30 am, but the police only received a report at 10 am.

She said that when officers arrived on the scene, the woman was found sprawled on the bed with bruises covering her head and body.

“At this stage it is believed that she and her known boyfriend were drinking.

“They then had a fight and he assaulted her with a stick,” she said.

Jeevan said the assailant — a man aged about 35 — then fell asleep and when he woke up yesterday morning he realised that his girlfriend was not moving.

He phoned his mother who contacted the police and then handed himself in.

“He will appear in court [today],” she said.

In the other incident, a four-year-old boy was found dead on a footpath in Ezidozini, Taylor’s Halt, at 6pm on Saturday. Jeevan said the boy was discovered by his friends who ran to his home to inform his parents.

“At this stage no foul play is suspected, but a postmortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death,” said Jeevan..

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