Four people have been charged with the torture and murder of Parow resident Vincent Bartes. Jamie Lee Moses (21) and three minors, aged between 15 and 17, appeared in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, January 28.
Bartes (58) was found dead in his home in Welgelegen, Parow, with his hands and feet bound and multiple stab wounds last Sunday evening [January 24].
The State prosecution alleges the four accused tortured Bartes – scalding him with boiling water – before stabbing him to death, according to EWN.
Bartes’ killers left the scene in his vehicle and stole electronic equipment from the house.
Moses is being held at Pollsmoor Prison, while the minors are being housed in places of safety. The case is postponed to March 10 as a bail application has been lodged.
Eric Ntabazalila, the spokesperson for the National Prosecution Authority, indicated the State would oppose bail due to the seriousness of the charges, according to News24.
It is believed that Moses met Bartes at a Bellville adult entertainment club, where she was an employee.
Bartes’ silver Mercedes-Benz was allegedly found in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain on Monday [January 25]. The four accused were apprehended in the area a day later.
The teenagers reportedly delivered a confession each, while Moses was uncooperative.