New twist in hit plot case

2009-10-12 00:00

POLICE have confirmed that Hilton matriculant, Brittany Mitchell (18), who is charged with conspiring to murder the mother of her ex-boyfriend, Kevin Eyre, had in fact laid a charge of intimidation against him almos­t a month before her arrest in Johannesburg on September 23.

SAPS spokeswoman Joey Jeevan told The Witness that Mitchell made the complaint at the Hilton police station on August 24.

“She alleged that he [Kevin Eyre] threatened her over the telephone and that he sent threatening messages to her on her cellphone,” said Jeevan.

She said police are still in the process of investigating the complaint and at this stage Eyre has not been charged.

Police obtained a section 205 warrant from a magistrate to allow them access to Mitchell and Eyre’s cellphone records.

If after examining the evidence police believe there are grounds to charge Eyre they will do so in due course, said Jeevan.

Mitchell was arrested in Sandton City at the Mugg and Bean restaurant on her birthday and charged with paying R2 000 to an undercover policeman, allegedly to hire a hitman to assassinate Heather Eyre, her ex-boyfriend’s mother.

Her alleged motive was that she blamed Eyre for the break-up of her relationship with her son.

At the time, Mitchell and her parents were in Johannesburg for the purpose of signing a protection order that Eyre and members of his family had sought against her (Mitchell).

The couple’s relationship has been described in various news reports as “tumultuous”.

Eyre was a trainee teacher who met and became involved with Mitchell via the social network website Facebook.

Mitchell is in her matric year at St Anne’s Diocesan College in Hilton.

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