Road rage leads to murder charge
A man who allegedly shot and killed a young Alberton father during a road rage incident has been charged with murder, according to a report on Saturday.
An initial charge of manslaughter against Michael Sinequan, 56, was changed to murder on Friday when he appeared in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, Beeld reported.
On June 9 last year he allegedly fired two shots with his .357 magnum revolver at Owein Lombard, killing the electrical contractor.
During his bail application last year, Sinequan, a pensioner from Brackendowns, claimed that Lombard assaulted him and he fired his gun in self defence and sped away, the newspaper reported.
The incident happened on Michelle Avenue in Alberton after the men were almost involved in an accident.
According to Sinequan he was not sure if he shot his “attacker” but he was in an “serious emotional state”.
He handed himself over to police two weeks later.
Sinequan's lawyer said he would plead guilty.
Outside court on Friday, Sinequan said he handed himself over to the police because his conscience was bugging him. -Sapa