Axe-man robs, hacks elderly woman


June 8 th, 2015

Pretoria – A robbery and a murder emerged on a farm just outside Pretoria on Thursday evening. An elderly woman was hacked to death with an axe. The son, Pretoria businessman Pierre Niemand, was informed that his mother-in-law, Marlene Brits (70), was found dead close to the farm’s electric fence. Brits has been living alone with her dog on Niemand’s farm. The murder was allegedly part of a robbery. Her cell phone and cash were stolen. The criminal attempted to steal her car but later abandoned it. An anti-theft device was built in. Police forensic units investigated the scene and an arrest has been made after a suspect confessed to the murder.


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