Heckmair killers sentenced


In a landmark ruling, Windhoek High Court Judge Christi Liebenberg handed down prison sentences of up to 30 years to two American citizens, Marcus Thomas and Kevan Townsend, for their involvement in the murder of André Heckmair.

The murder, which occurred on January 7, 2011, had remained the subject of investigations for several years, culminating in the recent sentencing.

The court found that Thomas and Townsend acted with a common purpose and intent when they shot Heckmair in the head in Gusinde Street, a cul-de-sac in Klein Windhoek.