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Accused sentenced to 26 years imprisonment for attempted murder and possession of unlicensed firearms

Broadwin Muller (33) was found guilty on charges of attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and sentenced to 26 years imprisonment at Newlands Magistrate Court on 9 June 2017.

He was sentenced as follows:

Attempted murder: 10 years imprisonment

Possession of unlicensed firearm: 15 years imprisonment

Possession of ammunition without a license: 01 year imprisonment

On the 09th of August 2016 at about 15:00, a family was having a braai celebrating Women's Day at a residence in Lawrence Wessenaar Street, Westbury. The suspect approached the family and started shooting at them randomly. A 35-year old male was shot several times in the upper and lower body, while a 32-year old female broke her leg while trying to run away.

Through the assistance of the community the suspect was apprehended on the 01st of September 2016 at Tambokie Hof Street Westbury. A firearm used in the commission of the crime, with ammunition, was recovered. The firearm serial number had been filled off.

This good conviction is the result of a diligent work done by the investigating officer. We also like to thank the community for being our eyes and ears in the fight against crime.

Source: South African Police Service

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