Charges against Anene suspect dropped

2013-05-21 12:31
Jonathan Davids. (File, Sapa)

Jonathan Davids. (File, Sapa)

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Cape Town - Charges against Jonathan Davids, who was accused of raping and murdering teenager Anene Booysen in February, were dropped in the Bredasdorp Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

According to EWN, the State withdrew its case against Davids, much to the delight of his family members, who were in court.

Before she died, Booysen apparently identified Davids as one of her alleged attackers.

Sapa reported that the case against Davids, 22, and Johannes Kana, 21, was postponed last month because the State was still waiting for forensic analysis, cellphone records and a handwriting report.

Booysen, 17, was found severely beaten and disembowelled at a construction site after spending several hours at a pub in Bredasdorp on 2 February. She died soon after being hospitalised.

Before she died, Booysen said from her hospital bed that five or six men were involved in the attack. Only Davids and Kana have been arrested until now.

They have confirmed that they were at the same pub that night.

Davids was denied bail in February as the court found he had failed to prove exceptional circumstances existed for his release. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

According to the Cape Argus, Kana confessed to raping and assaulting Booysen, but not murdering her. He did not apply for bail.


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