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Lawyer Dies After Being Shot By Gun Presented As Evidence During Trial

A South African lawyer has been shot and killed in a courtroom after a gun presented as evidence accidentally went off.

News AU 24 reports Addelaid Ferreira-Watt,51, died after the shotgun accidentally went off at the Ixopo Regional Court on Monday. Witnesses say the firearm was dropped to the ground and shot Ferreira-Watt in the left hip during a robbery trial. Police say the freak accident occurred when the shotgun was presented as evidence before it accidentally went off.

“It is alleged that the weapon was brought to court to be entered as evidence in a house robbery case when it accidentally discharged in court,”

Ferreira-Watt later died in a hospital after courtroom staff attempted to stop the bleeding.

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Friends of the lawyer said she was a devoted mother of one and was very dedicated to her career as a lawyer.

“The weapon and the ammunition that it had contained at the time of the alleged crime should have been submitted in separate evidence bags, so someone is in big trouble. Addelaid was an excellent lawyer, a devoted mother and a lover of art and animals. For her to be taken away so cruelly and in such a freakish way is just agonizing.”

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