2009-08-27: A wheelchair-bound 85-year-old woman, who was staying at a retirement home, was
stabbed to death on Wednesday morning.
Sheila Hesk, of Durban, who was staying was at Sandown Village in Pinetown was
sleeping at her apartment when intruders gained entry through the lounge window,
and stabbed her repeatedly, said police spokesman superintendent Vincent Mdunge.
He added that the windows burglary guards had been cut open.
According to Mike Roberts, the village's general manager, Hesk's neighbour said she
heard noises coming from the apartment at about 3 am, but she didn't think much of
it. She only alerted Roberts at about 9 am in the morning when she realised that her
friend's door was wide open.
Roberts subsequently went out to investigate and he was greeted by a horrific sight-Hesk' lifeless naked body lying on her bedroom floor.
Mdunge said her hands and legs were tied up with a rope and she was repeatedly
stabbed all over the body. Mdunge said it was still unclear whether Hesk had been
[Source: Wheelchair-bound woman stabbed to death, Daily News & IOL, 2009-08-27; (URL: http://www.scribd.com/doc/33564238/)]