Outstanding DNA results delay NIMT double murder case

Outstanding DNA results delay NIMT double murder case
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NAMPA

The Namibia Institute of Mining and Technology (NIMT) double murder case of accused, Ernst Lichtenstrasser has been postponed by Magistrate Nelao Brown pending a DNA test at the Swakopmund Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
State Prosecutor Johannes Shangadhi argued that investigations are not finalised and it will take three more months to complete.
During the lengthy court hearing, Prosecutor Johannes Shangadhi argued that about 90% of the investigations are done, whereby 51 items were collected by the investigation officer, of which the outstanding is the DNA results from clothing, as well as a firearm holster adding that it is a complex process that could be done by May 2020.
Austrian born Lichtenstrasser, who was ushered in by a big group of uniformed officers stands accused of the murders of Eckhard Mueller, the director of NIMT and Heimo Hellwig, the deputy director, in front of the campus office during the early morning hours at Arandis in mid-April 2019.
-NAMPA