‘Crossbow killer’ to undergo tests

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Johannesburg - A Benoni man who allegedly killed his wife with a crossbow is to be sent for mental evaluation.

Morne le Grange, 40, appeared in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, where a decision was taken that he would have to be seen by psychiatrists.

The prosecutor took the decision after allegations by witnesses put the spotlight on Le Grange’s mental state.

Le Grange’s lawyer did not oppose the application to have him evaluated. He has not yet applied for bail and still remains in custody.

He faces charges of murder and attempted murder.

Le Grange allegedly shot his wife, Shameema Mohammed Shamoon, three times in the back with a crossbow while she performed the Maghrib Salaah, a Muslim evening prayer, at their Benoni flat on April 16.

Shamoon is alleged to have been bent over, kneeling in prayer, when she was shot at close range.

Allegations are that after shooting his wife, Le Grange tried to shoot his nephew.

The nephew managed to escape with minor injuries.

 

The matter was postponed to June 26.

botho.molosankwe@inl.co.za

The Star


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