Father denies confessing to children’s murder

A FORMER security guard accused of murdering his two children by cutting their throats near the end of 2009 admitted after his arrest that he had killed the children, a police officer testified in the Windhoek High Court yesterday.

Detective sergeant Moses Shivolo told judge Nate Ndauendapo that Jonas Shinana (33) confessed to him on 28 December 2009 that he killed his two children and then wanted to end his own life, too, but failed.

Shinana allegedly made the confession four days after the bodies of his six-year-old son, Matheus Shinana, and three-year-old daughter, Emilia Naatye Shinana, were found at a bloody crime scene in his house in Wanaheda, Windhoek. The children’s throats had been slit. When the two children were found dead on the morning of 24 December 2009, Shinana was found lying next to them on a mattress with a piece of rope around his neck, after he had apparently

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