Blöchliger murder accused to appear in court

2017-02-03 05:50
Franziska Blöchliger. (Supplied to Netwerk24)

Franziska Blöchliger. (Supplied to Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - One of the four men arrested for the murder, rape, and robbery of teenager Franziska Blöchliger will appear in the Western Cape High Court on Friday.

Howard Oliver, 28, a married father of two, was previously denied bail at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court and is expected to appear for a pre-trial hearing in the High Court.

The trial of his three co-accused would be heard separately at the lower court at a later stage.

Oliver has admitted to robbing the 16-year-old Kalk Bay girl as she jogged through Tokai Forest on March 7, but denies having killed her.

Blöchliger was found naked and on her knees, with her neck twisted into an unnatural position.

According to police, a bra and T-shirt had been used to strangle her. One of her shoelaces was tied around her neck. She was bleeding from the face and genitals.

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