Woman kills man who tried to rape her

2012-05-15 09:11
Cape Town - A Cape Town woman has reportedly killed a man who tried to rape her at her Valhalla Park home.

The Daily Voice reported that Desiree Wilson, 49, was drinking at home with several others when one of the men, Joseph de Vos, 38, started arguing with her about taking his glass.

When she went to the toilet, he followed her and tried to have sex with her. She refused, and he apparently became violent. During the ensuing scuffle, she grabbed an object and stabbed him.

De Vos died on the scene.

A witness said people were shocked at what had happened as De Vos had been a family friend who had grown up in front of Wilson. 

A police spokesperson confirmed that Wilson acted in self-defence, but said she was being held in custody while the murder was being investigated. 
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