Louis Heyns murder trial set for August

2014-04-25 15:13
A poster for Louis Heyns who was missing at the time it was created.

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Cape Town - Three men accused of involvement in the murder of paediatrician Dr Louis Heyns are likely to go on trial in August, the Western Cape High Court heard on Friday.

In a pre-trial conference, prosecutor Samantha Raphels said a trial date for Malmesbury business owner Juan Liedeman and brothers Marthinus and Sarel van der Walt had been set down for 4 August.

Raphels said a possible plea agreement was on the table for Liedeman but that nothing had been finalised.

Judge President John Hlophe postponed the matter until 23 May for another pre-trial conference.

Heyns, a University of Stellenbosch medical professor, went missing last May. His body was found in a shallow grave in Strand the same month.

The brothers face charges of killing and robbing Heyns.

Brother ‘threaten co-accused’

Liedeman faces charges for being found in possession of Heyns's stolen vehicle.

The Director of Public Prosecutions decided to charge him with robbery as an accessory after the fact, and defeating the ends of justice - both schedule six offences.

He was released on R20 000 bail in June last year, after proving that exceptional circumstances existed to warrant his release.

Liedeman said in a bail application affidavit that he had received threats from the Van der Walts before and after his arrest last year.

He said Sarel van der Walt used to work for him, but he confronted him because he believed he was stealing from the business and summarily dismissed him.

Liedeman was squashed into a busy dock with the brothers on Friday and appeared uncomfortable with the situation.

The brothers, both in tracksuits, whispered to each other throughout proceedings.
- SAPA
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