Donnelly shooting: Legal aid denied

2010-05-05 00:00

EMMANUEL Sydney Donnelly (34), who is charged with the murder of his wife, Tania (30), has been denied legal aid because he is employed, the ­Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court heard yesterday.

Tania Donnelly was shot at work at the electricity department last month.

Donnelly was expected to apply for bail yesterday, but magistrate Mishi Singh was told he has to arrange for a private attorney, who was not available yesterday.

The hearing was postponed until today.

Donnelly faces charges of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, pointing a firearm and theft of a firearm. 

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