Brother killed over cellphone

2012-01-16 12:54

A woman and her boyfriend were arrested for her brother’s murder over a stolen cellphone.

The woman lost her cellphone and suspected that her brother had stolen it, said Gauteng police warrant officer Kay Makhubele said today.

She informed her boyfriend who then stormed into the family house to confront her brother. The boyfriend then allegedly stabbed the woman’s brother to death.

The woman was arrested and her boyfriend remained under police guard in hospital.

He sustained head injuries after being assaulted by angry community members, Makhubele said.

The woman would appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.

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