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Female murder suspects arrested in Heidelberg

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Two women to appear on separate murder charges

Police confirmed that two women will appear in Heidelberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of murder after they were arrested over the weekend.

“Detectives deployed to investigate serious and violent crimes brought two suspects to book who are scheduled to appear in the Heidelberg Magistrates’ court on Monday,” police spokesman Sergeant, Christopher Spies, said in a statement.

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Spies said that police responded to a scene at Dollar Square, Heidelberg on Saturday at approximately 00:20 where they found a 37-year-old man who had sustained a stab wound to the chest.

The man was later declared dead by paramedics on scene and police arrested a 30-year-old woman in the vicinity.

Second accused arrested following farm murder

In an unrelated incident, police arrested a 18-year-old-suspect on a murder charge following the death of a 31-year-old woman who succumbed to her injuries on a farm near Heidelberg on Tuesday (November 9) at about 04:30.

“Investigation into this matter indicates that the women had an altercation when the victim was stabbed. The victim sustained stab wounds to the head and neck. Medical personnel on scene later declared the victim dead.”

Both suspects remains in custody until their respective court appearances tomorrow (Monday, November 15). 

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