Woman killed with crossbow

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - A Benoni woman was shot dead with a crossbow by her husband, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

Spokeswoman Lt-Col Katlego Mogale said the woman was found dead in their house on Wednesday evening, and details were still sketchy.

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Another man apparently came across the husband carrying the crossbow around 8.20am.

Mogale said the man argued with the husband and went to check in the bedroom. He found a woman lying on the floor.

The husband apparently threatened the man, who then ran out of the house to alert the police.

“When police arrived, they found the 39-year-old woman lying in a pool of blood. She had sustained a wound in the upper body,” said Mogale.

She was certified dead on the scene.

A 40-year-old man was arrested and would be appearing in the Benoni Magistrate's court on a charge of murder, Mogale said.


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