Home Oddity Gun brought to court in evidence kills prosecutor in crime trial

Gun brought to court in evidence kills prosecutor in crime trial

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A robbery trial turned into a killing during an incomparable court room drama in South Africa.

Prosecutor Addelaid Ann Ferreira Watt died Monday when a gun that was introduced as evidence fell and discharged, fatally striking the 51-year-old lawyer in the side, according to Johannesburg’s Sunday Times.

Watt’s death is being investigated as a possible case of culpable homicide. The tragedy occurred in the the eastern town of Umzimkhulu.

“It is alleged the weapon was brought to court to be entered as evidence in a house robbery case when it accidentally discharged in court,” police spokesman Brigadier Jay Naicker said. “Unfortunately we cannot divulge further information as the investigations are at a sensitive stage.”

Director of public prosecutions Elaine Zungu confirmed her colleague’s death, which occurred at 3:20 p.m.

nydailynews.com

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