Day 4 of Dewani trial - as it happened

2014-10-13 14:07

Get the latest highlights of Shrien Dewani’s murder trial. Dewani appeared in the Western Cape High Court for the fourth day. He is on trial for the murder of his wife Anni in 2014.


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13 Oct 15:14
Wrap: Today Dewani's defence suggested that Anni may have been shot accidentally and that the plans was to hold her hostage for ransom. Dewani’s sexuality also came into focus with former Gaydar employee being called as the State’s third witness.

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With that court adjourns until 10:00 tomorrow.

13 Oct 15:03
Witness stands down, no further questions on Dewani's Gaydar profile and use.

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Defence: If he signed onto Gaydar, doesn't necessarily mean he's looking for a date.

13 Oct 15:01
Defence: CCTV evidence shows Dewani went to Cape Grace lounge, sat next to father-in-law. Gaydar was on during time - how?

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Dewani defence going through evidence of Gaydar login details on 12 November 2010, at OR Tambo Airport, he bought wifi access.

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VZ: There's no way you can say whether he was looking at messages or sending messages, or whether he was in a chat room.

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Dewani will tell court he never changed Gaydar profile since 2004, his defence advocate says.

13 Oct 14:47
Defence asks how Gaydar will know if profile changed since 2004, Johnson says only have snapshot of it when deactivated.

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Johnson: No, Gaydar is not like Facebook, in response to question by VZ.

13 Oct 14:44
No more questions from Prosecution, Defence starts questioning Johnson about Gaydar researched it on Wikipedia.

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Gaydar customers can upload photos, main one seen by everyone, secondary photos, gallery photos (members only), private pics.

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Gaydar: Location is mandatory on profile, in this case London/Bristol/Manchester.

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Johnson: More info provided increases individual's "searchability".

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According to the website: Gaydar is “The Premier Gay Dating Site. Home To Millions of Men.”

“Gaydar is free to cruise, chat and search. With millions of members and photo profiles from over 140 countries you're never far from what you want, when you want it.”

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Line of questioning now relating to Dewani logging into Gaydar, when, how, how to prove times of logins.

13 Oct 14:30
Johnson explains Gaydar login: type profile name, password, click sign-in button. Unique session ID created. This evidence used.

13 Oct 14:25
Columns of evidence of Dewani's Gaydar login data, IP address, Record ID, No ID, username, etc detailed.

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Witness Johnson explains payment for Gaydar, how to sign up, receive messages, which ones are saved.

13 Oct 14:18
"Dominant active guy, fairly arrogant, likes to train up young subs" - Dewani's Gaydar profile.

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Dewani parents looking down, hands over their mouths, as their son's gay dating profile details read out in court.

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Gaydar profile: Dewani chose "gay" and not "bisexual" option on his profile.

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Dewani described himself as "single gay man" on his Gaydar profile - Johnson

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Johnson explaining how Dewani described himself on his Gaydar profile. Has copy of Dewani's profile when it was deactivated.

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Johnson speaking loudly and clearly, welcome change after battling to hear previous witnesses.

13 Oct 14:12
Mopp hands over a document to Johnson. This will not be handed to the court.

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Gaydar, a gay website, offers a range of services including chatroom etc

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Court resumes with Johnson on the stand.

13 Oct 14:05
Simon Johnson,digital product manager, who was to be employed at Gaydar. Is the next witness to be called to explain how Gaydar works.

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