Camps Bay murder case transferred to high court

2016-07-20 20:12
Guatemalan Diego Dougherty received a lot of money from his family and trust fund. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

Guatemalan Diego Dougherty received a lot of money from his family and trust fund. (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Cape Town - Guatemalan Diego Dougherty’s murder case was on Wednesday transferred to the Western Cape High Court.

Dressed in a blue tracksuit, he sat quietly in the dock of the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court as the State confirmed it was able to transfer the matter, despite the investigation not being wrapped up.

Prosecutor Louise Friester-Sampson said the decryption of a cellphone was not complete and they were still busy downloading information from two iPhones.

Some of the correspondence on the phones was in Spanish, which had presented a “hurdle”.

Defence lawyer William Booth said his client had given the State his cellphone password a while ago, as requested.

The State had drafted an indictment (formal charge sheet), a summary of facts, and a witness list for the high court.

Dougherty is accused of murdering his girlfriend, US marketing consultant Gabriela Kabrins Alban. She was found dead in the couple’s room at the upmarket Camps Bay Retreat Hotel on July 29 2015.

She died due to strangulation and had blunt force trauma to the face.

Dougherty was recently denied bail. Booth previously told News24 they were considering appealing this ruling.

He would appear for a pre-trial in the high court on September 2.

A trial date had not yet been set.

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