SAPS management in the Western Cape has welcomed the hefty sentence handed to a man who was convicted of killing a six-year-old girl in Lavender Hill.
Enrique Williams was sentenced to 48 years imprisonment in the Cape High Court for the murder of a six-year-old girl in August 2019.
The deceased was playing in front of her home in Grindle Avenue, Lavender Hill, when she was shot in the forehead in what was supposed to be a hit on her uncle. She was rushed to a medical facility, but unfortunately succumbed to her wounds. The 23-year-old accused was arrested along with two other suspects who were later acquitted.
“Following a comprehensive investigation by Detective Sergeant Marc Lucas of Steenberg detectives, the accused was convicted on four counts and sentenced to 25 years direct imprisonment for murder, 12 years for attempted murder, eight years for illegal possession of a semi-automatic firearm and three years for illegal possession of ammunition,” said SAPS spokesperson Ndakhe Gwala
Meanwhile, in the early hours of Thursday morning, members of the Maitland Flying Squad searched a premises in Oribi Court, Hanover Park, after they received information about a firearm at the premises.
“The members searched an informal dwelling at the back of the main house where they found a 9mm pistol with 70 rounds of ammunition. Two suspects aged 25 and 31 were arrested and detained.”
In an unrelated matter members of Crime Intelligence also arrested three suspects between the ages of 30 and 35 in Gugulethu on Tuesday evening for the possession of stolen property.
“An intelligence driven operation led them to the address where they found the suspects with cellular telephones that was taken in an business robbery in Kuilsriver.”
Once charged the suspects are due to make a court appearance in the Athlone Magistrates court.