'Jesus' scrawled on rock found next to murdered homeless man

2016-03-10 13:23


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Bloemfontein – An 18-year-old man was expected to appear in the Virginia Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for allegedly killing two homeless men and assaulting a third, Free State police said.

He was arrested on Wednesday after two witnesses identified him, Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane said.

One homeless man was found dead in a pool of blood, half naked, his shoes next to him, outside the Virginia post office on Sunday morning.

On the same day, a second homeless man was found dead outside a bank. A bloodstained rock with the word "Jesus" written on it was found next to him.

On Monday morning, another man was found badly assaulted outside Dunlop Tyres in Virginia.

“He was found lying on the ground with broken teeth and bleeding from the mouth. Next to him was a huge rock with bloodstains,” Mokhuoane said.

He was rushed to a hospital in Bloemfontein.

Cases of murder and attempted murder were opened.

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