Marine Brett Williams murder accused back in court

2014-12-08 10:13

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Johannesburg - The trial of Blayne Shepard, accused of beating former Royal Marine Brett Williams to death, is expected to continue in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Shepard and three others were accused of beating Williams to death outside Kings Park Stadium on the night of 23 March 2013, after the Sharks beat the Melbourne Rebels in a Super Rugby match.

They had each faced a charge of murder, three of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, one of crimen injuria, and one of public violence.

On 7 November, the court discharged three of the four men.

The evidence against Kyle Shepard, 25, Andries van der Merwe, 23, and Dustin van Wyk, 23, did not meet the required standards for a trial to proceed, Magistrate Trevor Levitt ruled.

He ruled that only Shepard's brother Blayne, 23, would be tried for murder, but discharged him on all other counts.

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