Suicidal murder suspect remanded

ILLUSTRATION: Blood stained knife

A man who ruthlessly stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in the bush, in full view of her seven-months-old baby has been remanded in custody.

Kemoneilwe Tlhomamiso, 48, is expected back in court on June 22nd after he was remanded in custody by a Molepolole Magistrates court last week for the murder of Kenosi Masankane (22) at Mmamodisapitse lands near Moshwaweng village.

Thlomamiso who is also the father of the deceased’s two older children reportedly survived a suicide attempt after a rope snapped while trying to hang himself.

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The deceased’s body was found by a 54-year-old Ipelegeng program worker who heard the sharp cry of the baby while on his way from the lands to work.

Upon getting closer, the man allegedly found the little boy next to his youthful mother who was lying in a pool of blood with multiple stab wounds.

The man then informed people at a nearby yard and they called the police.

Molepolole police Station Commander, Superintendent Benedict Matlho said the police found the suspect lying in the bush with a rope around his neck, an indication that he tried to commit suicide.

“The suspect who originates from Letlhakeng village was taken to the hospital and has since been discharged, while the deceased’s body was taken to the mortuary for post-mortem,” explained Superintendent Matlho who also revealed that the baby was in good condition under the care of his grandmother.

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