Wife watches as husband murdered

2013-01-30 09:27

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Bloemfontein - An elderly woman had to watch as armed robbers stabbed to death her husband as he was lying in bed next to her.

Pensioner Gordon Bazzard, 75, died and his wife Annette, 67, was stabbed several times in the chest and neck with a knife from her own kitchen, reported Volksblad.

The robbers broke into the couple’s Bloemfontein townhouse at about 02:00 and tied up the woman, taping her mouth shut after forcing her to give them her PIN code to her bank account.

After the robbers left, Annette Bazzard managed to call her daughter and was taken to hospital.
Reverend Wollie Grobler said he was devastated by the news of the attack.

“It is awful. They are wonderful people, helpful and gentle and would give up everything to help others. She doesn’t deserve it. He doesn’t deserve it. They are not difficult, aggressive people.”

The two attackers, who fled in the couple’s Mercedes Benz with jewellery, bank cards and cellphones, were later arrested by police.

R1 000 had been withdrawn from the attacked woman’s bank account.

A police spokesperson said the men broke down a security gate in the complex to gain entry.

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