Tuesday, June 13, 2017

South African Girl On Murder Charge For Killing 'Would-Be Rapist'

A 17-year-old girl, who handed herself in to South African police, has been charged with murder after killing a man who allegedly tried to rape her.

"She was on her way to a local tavern when she was allegedly attacked by the deceased and fought back," police said.

The young woman stabbed the 21-year-old man, after overpowering him during a struggle, police say.
The girl was not asked to plead when she appeared in the Lenyenye magistrates court in the northern Limpopo province.
The suspect, who is a minor under South African law and cannot be named, would be assigned a social worker and possibly a trauma counsellor to assist with the case, according to the police.
She is expected to tell the court that she acted in self-defence, when the case resumes on 14 June.

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