Wednesday, 4 October 2006

Man strangled, wife assaulted in raid on home

October 03 2006 at 10:59AM

An elderly man was strangled and his wife assaulted when they were attacked at their home in Paul Roux, Free State police said on Tuesday.

Constable Mmako Mophiring said Stefanus Johannnes Schoeman and his wife Christina Elizabeth Schoeman, both 74, were attacked by unidentified men at their home on Monday afternoon.

"Schoeman's body was found in their garage tied up against a pole with wire and rope," Mophiring said.

His wife was hit over the head with an unknown object and admitted to the Bethlehem Medi Clinic. Police said she had been badly assaulted. Her condition was not known.

Police were investigating cases of murder and attempted murder.

Anyone with information about the crime was asked to contact their nearest police station or Bethlehem police on 058-307-5903. - Sapa


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