Man (51) held for plot to kill wife

2011-10-07 00:00

A 51-YEAR-OLD man, Dave Allen Williams, appeared briefly in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court yesterday in connection with a charge that he conspired to murder his wife, Vino, over the past two weeks.

He allegedly tried to poison her.

Vino Williams is a local businesswoman.

Her husband is unemployed, The Witness learned.

He is said to have previously worked for the municipality as a clerk.

Williams was not asked to plead to the charge when he appeared before regional magistrate Paul Ableman yesterday.

He elected to apply for a legal aid attorney to be appointed.

The case was adjourned to October 10.

Prosecutor Pranisha Kasool indicated that negotiations concerning a possible plea on that day are under way.

The Witness established that Williams was arrested this week following an intensive investigation, lasting about two weeks, by members of the Hawks in Pietermaritzburg.

After receiving a tip-off about Williams’s alleged plan to poison his wife, members of the Hawks arranged a “sting operation”.

Williams allegedly approached a Hawks agent on various occasions in an effort to obtain poison to carry out the alleged murder.

He was remanded in custody yesterday pending his next court appearance.


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