Murdered mum’s lover appears in court

2012-03-08 11:54

The lover of the Bloemfontein mother whose body was found in a shallow grave this week, Quewin Coetzee, appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court today on charges of murder and escaping from custody.

The decomposed body of Celesté Fraser-Carson (28), a mother who went missing more than three weeks ago, was found in a shallow grave about 30 kilometres outside the city on Tuesday.

Coetzee appeared briefly in a packed court room. The case was postponed until March 15 for further investigation. He remains in custody.

Coetzee covered his face with a newspaper to avoid photographs of him being taken.

Standing in the dock, he covered the sides of his face with his hands.

Fraser-Carson’s father, Gert Fraser, and several other members of her family and the family of the accused were in court.

Meanwhile the police are still awaiting the results of a toxicology report to determine the cause of Fraser-Carson’s death.

She was three months pregnant when she disappeared and was last seen getting into the car of her lover. Coetzee was first arrested last Thursday but he escaped from police custody on Friday. The police rearrested him in Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape after a massive manhunt. He was in the company of a woman.

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