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NC teen in beheading case referred for medical assessment

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The police discovered that the victim’s head had been severed and later found it hidden in a bag under a bed inside a shanty

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THE 16-YEAR-old accused who will stand trial for the murder of Lucky Maxambele Taolo in Pampierstad, has been referred for a medical assessment.

The body of the deceased was found dumped in a water pipe in Sakhile location, Pampierstad, on September 13.

The police discovered that his head had been severed and later found it hidden in a bag under a bed inside a shanty.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson in the Northern Cape, Mojalefa Senokoatsane said the case involving the beheading of the 17-year-old deceased was held in camera in the Pampierstad Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

“The hearing was held in absentia of the accused as he was admitted for medical evaluation. The accused will be remanded at the juvenile section at Kimberley Correctional Services Centre until his next court appearance,” said Senokoatsane.

He indicated that the matter was postponed until September 21.

Community members from Pampierstad were outside the court on Wednesday in support of the family of the deceased as well as to protest against drugs and an escalation in violent crimes in the area.