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Man in court for killing pregnant mom

2012-03-22 13:10

Bloemfontein - A man arrested in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a pregnant Bloemfontein woman appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Quewin Coetzee, 30, faces charges of kidnapping, murder and escaping from custody.

The matter was postponed until March 27, when a high court date would be set.

The State indicated that it a plea and sentencing agreement was being considered.

Celeste Fraser-Carson, 28, was found buried in a shallow grave near the Meadows Road, in the Bloemspruit area, on March 5.

Police said at the time that the discovery followed the arrest of a 30-year-old man in Graaff Reinet the day before.

Fraser-Carson disappeared about three weeks before her body was found.

Photographs of the missing mother, who was expecting her second child, were pinned up all over the city, and the case received extensive media coverage.

Earlier, police said they were awaiting forensic reports on the cause of death. Coetzee remains in custody.

A group of ANC Women’s League members protested outside the court on Thursday, displaying placards criticising the abuse of women. A large number of ANCWL members were also present inside the court room.

Comments
  • Jerolan - 2012-03-22 13:19

    Disgusting!!! Slaughter him

      Narike - 2012-03-22 14:29

      the troll?

  • Tammy - 2012-03-22 13:19

    Low life piece of rubbish - give the thing to the community and allow them to do what they want

  • Tammy - 2012-03-22 13:24

    burn the thing alive

  • carpejugulim - 2012-03-22 13:41

    so ..... he escaped from custody, kidnapped and murdered a pregnant woman thereby depriving one child of a life and another of a life with its mother ..... miserable excuse for a wannabe human.

  • Abdul - 2012-03-22 14:00

    One of the reseans why death penalty should be brought back,

  • dave.j.colquhoun - 2012-03-22 14:05

    I see that we have a double murder together with escaping from custody and someone is condsidering te negotiation of a plea bargain with this scum. What the F@#K!!! What ever happened to justice in this country??? Here's the deal punk, either you can tie the noose or we'll ask someone to do it for you and that's our final offer. Yet another dramatic reason for the reinstatement of the death penalty. If the ANC was really serious about crime then they would hang him high and hang him in public to prove that they are serious about crime.

      Tammy - 2012-03-22 14:08

      amen!

  • Mable - 2012-03-22 14:17

    Who gives a thumb down when people are sending well wishes and regretting the loss of innocent lives?

  • hvanderlinde - 2012-03-22 15:21

    This is beyond shocking

  • molabakatleho - 2012-03-22 15:23

    why are women treated like some animals, if you want to slaughter her like a chicken or a sheep you can do that and you are allowed because the justice system is failing to do the right thing which is brining back death penalty

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