Petrus Nakanene convicted of murder, attempted murder, rape, attempted rape

Petrus Nakanene convicted of murder, attempted murder, rape, attempted rape
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The Windhoek High Court has convicted a Walvis Bay resident of a series of offences committed against women over a two-year period, starting in 2013.
Judge Dinah Usiku convicted Petrus Nakanene of murder, two counts of attempted murder, two rapes, a count of attempted rape and one of attempting to defeat justice.
The 32-year-old Nakanene raped and strangled to death his girlfriend, Bernadine Baumgarten, in March 2014, whose body he dumped at a dumpsite.
Between April 2013 and October the same year, the court had found that the convict raped three other women.
Nakanene kicked in the door to a woman's house in Kuisebmond, raped and tried to kill her in April 2013, before breaking in and trying to rape another woman five months later.
He followed a third woman from Kuisebmond and along the way, pushed down, strangled and tried to rape her in October the same year.
Advocate Innocentia Nyoni represents prosecution, while Government-funded defence lawyer Mpokiseng Dube defends Nakanene.
The convict returns to High Court on 30 October for the start of the sentencing hearing.