Dad FANZEL JANSEN has been sent to a local hospital for "psychiatric observation" after sexually assaulting and murdering his 8-month-old daughter last fall.
‘Baby-killer’ dad sent for observation
2009/07/30 Nomahlubi Sonjica
A MAN who allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered his eight-month-old daughter has been referred for psychiatric observation at Grahamstown‘s Fort England Hospital.
Fazel Jansen, 36, of Swartkops, Port Elizabeth, is in custody after allegedly physically and sexually assaulting his daughter, Elam July, on November 15 last year.
Jansen allegedly took Elam out of their home to nearby bushes, where he held her by one leg and hit her against the ground several times until she was seriously injured.
It is also alleged that he undressed her and sexually violated her before assaulting her.
His lawyer asked the Port Elizabeth High Court yesterday to send him for observation after he displayed signs of being mentally disturbed during her consultation with him.
Jansen is to be sent to Fort England on August 18 for psychiatric observation. He is also to be sent for a brain scan for a suspected tumour.
The case has been postponed until October 13.