The Chron­i­cle

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

BU­L­AWAYO, Fri­day, July 29, 1966 — An 18-year-old Euro­pean youth ap­peared in Que Que Magistrate’s Court to­day and was re­manded in cus­tody to Au­gust 11 for a prepara­tory ex­am­i­na­tion into an al­le­ga­tion of mur­der­ing a woman.

A state­ment al­leged to have been made by the youth was read to the court by Det Insp GW Gib­son. In it the youth said he stopped work at 5pm on Wed­nes­day and went to a Que Que ho­tel where he drank with two friends un­til din­ner.

Af­ter din­ner they went to a cock­tail bar and bought some beers and sat down “where these other peo­ple were sit­ting — this old lady and these two blokes that are in here now.’’

“Then we went from there into ----’s room and we fin­ished our drinks. Then she wanted some­one to walk her home and she wanted --- to take her in his car but he wouldn’t.’’

He said she asked him to walk her home. When they got there she started fondling him. He then had in­ter­course with her be­fore go­ing home.

‘’Then I woke up this morn­ing. I didn’t know I’d done it un­til af­ter break­fast and then I re­mem­bered I’d done it. I thought about go­ing to the po­lice and telling them.’’

The state­ment con­tin­ued: “Then these two CID chaps came and picked me up and brought me here. “I had drunk more than I usu­ally drink and I was drunk. I didn’t mean to kill her. She must have just suf­fo­cated un­der­neath the pil­low. That is all.”

The Que Que pub­lic pros­e­cu­tor, Mr M Spencer-Cook, ap­peared for the Crown. Su­per­in­ten­dent WJ Rat­tray was in charge of the in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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