Arandis shooter to defend his case with State legal aid

The alleged Arandis double murderer, Ernst Lichtenstrasser (59), has to fork out N$350 as payment to secure State legal aid for his double murder trial.

Lichtenstrasser is accused of having gunned down the Director of the Namibia Institute for Mining and Technology (NIMT), Eckhart Mueller (72), and his Deputy Director, Heimo Hellwig (60), at the NIMT campus at Arandis early on the morning of 15 April last year.
Lichtenstrasser, who worked as a lecturer for NIMT at the time, was allegedly unhappy with his transfer from the NIMT campus at Tsumeb to Keetmanshoop.
Lichtenstrasser allegedly lurked in the dark near the entrance of the main entrance of NIMT at Arandis on that fateful morning and gunned down Mueller and Hellwig as they arrived in one vehicle from Swakopmund.
He is further accused of having concealed the murder weapon afterwards.
Lichtenstrasser faces two counts of murder, obstruction of justice, and a series of fire-arm related offences. He remains in custody and his pre-trial hearing is scheduled to start on 23 November in the Windhoek High Court.


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