Man accused of beating disabled brother-in-law to death wants charge changed
A North West man accused of beating his disabled brother-in-law to death with a sjambok wants the court to change his murder charge to culpable homicide.
Junior Santos appeared briefly in the Vryburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday. His trial could not start as his legal representative told the court that she still needed to familiarise herself with the contents of the case.
He was accused of killing a retired military officer‚ Leonard Isequias‚ who was left in his care at their home in Coldridge township in Vryburg.
According to court documents‚ the deceased was previously assaulted by Santos over a period of time. Santos confessed to the police that the reason why he assaulted his brother-in-law was because he always frustrated and angered him by eating his own faeces and drinking his own urine.
The case was postponed for consultation and for the announcement of the trial date.