Cross-dresser to plead guilty to murder

2013-03-14 11:01

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Cape Town - A Cape Town cross-dresser accused of killing a man in his Sea Point flat intends pleading guilty, it was reported on Thursday.

The Cape Argus reported that Jerome Benjamin, 29, who also goes by the name of Jade September, appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday in connection with the death of 65-year-old Graham Flax.

He reportedly stood in the dock with dyed blonde hair, a short floral skirt, a denim waistcoat and wedge heels.

The court heard that he faced charges of murder, robbery, housebreaking and theft of a motor vehicle.

Benjamin's lawyer Chantal Gillian told the court her client wanted to plead guilty.

Flax was found dead in his home in Beach Road on 3 March. He had been hit on the back of the head with a blunt object and his face was blue. His body was found covered with a duvet. He had been robbed of a cellphone, laptop and car.

According to The Cape Argus, the police said Flax had met Benjamin over the internet and invited him to his home.

Gillian reportedly told the court Benjamin did not want to apply for bail and would remain in custody until the case was finalised.

The matter would resume on 19 April for the outcome of the post mortem report.

Read more on:    cape town

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
14 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.