The High Court on Tuesday gave the judgement of not guilty to Azaan Madisia and Steven Mulundu, both of whom stood accused of murdering Walvis Bay native, Shannon Wasserfall.
High Court Judge Christie Liebenberg handed down the judgement of not guilty for murder and not guilty for theft and robbery with aggravated circumstances.
The co-accused were however found guilty of defeating or obstructing the course of justice, while Madisia was found guilty on an additional charge of fraud.
‘The State has led no evidence in proving the murder and robbery charges and based its case on conflicting statements made by the accused persons during the police investigation of the disappearance of the deceased,’ the judgement said.
The 22-year-old Wasserfall was reported missing in Walvis Bay on 10 April 2020. Her remains were found buried at the harbour town on 06 October 2020 after an anonymous text message was sent to the deceased’s father.
Source: The Namibian Press Agency