Friday, 21 February 2020
Heidedal: A 20 year old murder accused has been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for brutally stabbing and killing an acquaintance.
In the early hours of Monday 16 June 2019 the deceased Marman Desmond (26) was at the local tavern at Heidedal location in Bloemfontein together with the accused Ronaldo Reginald Vries when they suddenly got into an argument.
The argument lead to the accused stabbing the victim once on the neck and he died later in hospital.
Following the death of the deceased, the accused Vries went into hiding, however due to the zeal and commitment of the investigating officer Detective Seargent Tsietsi Mohapi, he was arrested three days later.
Now in less than a year, justice has been served for the family of Marman for the life of their beloved son as the accused Vries will be spending his youth days behind bars after he was sentenced on Tuesday; 18 February 2020, by the Bloemfontein Magistrate Court.