Miner arraigned for 2020 murder of farmer at Baramita

Almost four months after the corpse of Johan Williams, also called “Wammick”, was found in a trail at Cassie Creek, Baramita, North West District (NWD), a miner was on Wednesday arraigned for the murder.
The suspect, 23-year-old Ruben Calvis of Aranka, Baramita, NWD, made his virtual appearance before Magistrate Dylon Bess at the Matthew’s Ridge Magistrate’s Court, and pleaded not guilty to the charge. He has been remanded to prison, and will make his next court appearance on May 3, 2021.
It was reported that the body of Williams, who resided at Cassie Creek, Baramita, was discovered in November, 2020 on a trail. Police had stated that the body had several chop wounds to the left arm, and there was another to his left lower abdomen.
The body was taken to the Port Kaituma Hospital’s mortuary, where a post mortem conducted had determined that he died from haemorrhage due to multiple chop wounds.
From all indications, the Police were working on the theory that Williams was attacked and fatally chopped.
However, the Police made a breakthrough in the matter after receiving information. The suspect was thus arrested and charged for the heinous crime.