A 35-year-old suspect will apear in the Klerksdorp magistrate’s court on Wednesday 10 October on two counts of murder.

The suspect who is currently imprissoned on different charges is thought to have killed a woman (55) and her son (12) in Tigane in May 2012.

It is alleged the 55-year-old woman was at her home with her partner and her son when the two were murdered.

The victim’s partner told police that he found her lying in a pool of blood with stab wounds. The police were summoned to the scene where the victim’s son was also found lying in bed with stab wounds. They were both declared dead on the scene.

Investigations led police to the suspect who was wearing bloodstained clothes. They were taken and sent to a forensic science laboratory and the results linked the suspect’s DNA to the deceased.