Murder: Accused likely to be tried by the high court

2012-10-19 00:00

A BRACKENHAM man accused of murdering his wife may be tried in the high court.

The case was postponed to November 1 for the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) to decide on which court the case will be heard in.

Ravi Pillay (26), who appeared in Richards Bay District Court yesterday, and is currently out on R5 000 bail, had the full support of his family, who told The Witness they still believed he was innocent. He is accused of murdering Laurette Pillay (42), a teacher at Veldenvlei Primary.

She was found dead in her flat with bruises to her neck and a swollen face.

Ravi’s mother Managie Pillay said the police arrested the wrong man.

“I have proof he was home when the incident took place,” she said. Managie said the public “had already found Ravi guilty” and urged people to accept his innocence until proven otherwise.

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