A resident of Tses in the Keetmanshoop District made his first appearance in pre-trial proceedings in the Windhoek High Court last week before Judge Naomi Shivute.
Jesaja Boois is accused of raping and killing Bonaventura Jahs in Tses during the period September 2 to September 3, 2014.
He is also charged with assault by threat for threatening to stab his ex-girlfriend Anna Marie Links with a wine bottle on Tuesday September 02, 2014, and he further faces a charge of attempted murder for allegedly attacking Lesley Tiboth in the holding cells at the Tses police station by pushing him and slapping him in the face, as well as hitting him with a broomstick on the head and stabbing him in the head with a broken piece of the broomstick.
He is also charged with defeating or obstructing or attempting to defeat or obstruct the course of justice by cleaning up the ground around the deceased’s body, dressing the deceased’s body with a purple legging and hiding the deceased’s dress/blouse in a culvert, as well as hiding the deceased’s cellphone and SIM card by burying it in the ground.
According to the State, Boois did all this to frustrate police investigations into the disappearance and possible murder of the victim.
According to the indictment, Boois met his former girlfriend, Links, in Tses on the Tuesday in question and caused trouble by insisting to know who she is dating. When he did not receive an answer to his liking he threatened to assault Links. She then went to the police station for assistance and he was warned to behave.
However, later that evening he went to a bar in Tses where he met the deceased and declared publicly that he will have intercourse with her, but she brushed off his intentions by telling him that she will not have intercourse with him.
During the early hours of Wednesday, September 03, the deceased left the bar and was on her way home on foot when the accused attacked her and dragged her to a nearby riverbed where he violated her, the indictment states.
During the rape he allegedly suffocated the deceased and she died on the scene. After his evil deed he proceeded to clean up the scene, the indictment states.
While in police custody, on June 21, 2015, the accused allegedly accused Tiboth of causing his insomnia and he attacked Tiboth, causing him injuries to the extent that he (Boois) was charged with attempted murder.