Man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and stabbing her two yr previous son to loss of life in 2019 has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
25-year-old Jan Roman was sentenced by the Makhanda excessive court docket on Friday.
Police spokesperson Col Sibongile Soci narrated the occasion.
“Throughout the night of February 2 2019, Jan Roman went to the residence of his girlfriend in Loop Road, Pearston, and grabbed the two-year-old youngster from her after assaulting her”.
“Police help was requested and it was established that Roman had stabbed the newborn within the higher physique. The toddler succumbed to his accidents.”
He was arrested instantly and remanded in custody until the case was finalised.
Pearston detectives investigated the homicide case.
Provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Liziwe Ntshinga disclosed that he was happy with the sentence.
He counseled the investigating officer and the prosecuting authority for making certain the utmost sentence.
“Kids are harmless and due to this fact have a proper to be protected against all hurt and hazard. The house is meant to be their first line of safety.”
“Nonetheless, it’s unhappy that many kids fall sufferer to the very individuals who had been presupposed to be their protector,” she stated.