Pre-trial conference for doctor's murder

2014-06-13 06:29
(Shutterstock)

(Shutterstock)

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

JCape Town - A fifth pre-trial conference will be held in the Western Cape High Court on Friday, for three men allegedly linked to the murder of paediatrician Dr Louis Heyns.

At their last appearance on May 23, lawyers for Malmesbury business owner Juan Liedeman and brothers Marthinus and Sarel van der Walt told the court the matter was not yet ready for trial.

In a pre-trial conference in April, prosecutor Samantha Raphels said a trial date for the three had been set down for August 4.

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 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 that month.

The brothers face charges of killing and robbing him.

Liedeman faces charges of being 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.

He was released on R20,000 bail in June last year, after proving 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.

Read more on:    louis heyns  |  cape town  |  crime

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.

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
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News
 

6 hiking routes you have to try

Here’s your guide to six hikes as well as what equipment you need.

 
 

Outdoor

Extreme Kiteboarding in Pumping Conditions!
The Arctic becomes an unlikely surfing hotspot
A romantic holiday to beat the winter blues
Why should you do a 5k?

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The moon moves into your sign today enhancing your innovative and busy mind. It is easy to get lost in a zillion thoughts and...read more

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.