Free State woman beaten to death in front of son, boyfriend arrested

2016-04-26 15:38


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Bloemfontein – A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his girlfriend at Haasfontein farm, near Smithfield, Free State police said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old man allegedly beat the 32-year-old woman, using an iron rod and wooden pole, said Sergeant Yanga Ngcukana.

"On arrival at the scene, police found the body of the woman with her two-year-old son crying next to her," said Ngcukana.

She was declared dead on the scene. The baby was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, he said.

"The suspect was apprehended a few minutes later while on the road to his place. [His] trouser and shoes had blood stains. The iron rod, wooden pole and the [woman’s clothes] were confiscated for further investigation."

The man would appear in the Smithfield Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for a formal bail application.

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