Father accused of killing his baby back in court

2016-06-22 05:46


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Johannesburg - The case against the man accused of killing his six-month-old baby boy is expected to continue in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Police caught Marthinus Pelser, 22, after his car ran out of petrol in Strubens Valley last Wednesday, Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said.

His wife had left their baby in his care when she went to work last Saturday. When she came home that evening she found the child wrapped in a blanket and not breathing. He sustained head injuries and burn wounds.

Pelser allegedly went on the run in his wife's car. He appeared in court in shorts and barefoot on Friday.

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