PMB man charged with wife’s murder abandons bid for bail

2010-09-10 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG man Emmanuel Donnelly (35), who is charged with murdering his wife, Tania, by shooting her at the electricity department where she worked earlier this year, yesterday abandoned his bid for bail.

State prosecutor Rene Padayachee thereafter handed Donnelly and his attorney, Nersan Naicker, copies of Donnelly’s indictment to appear in the high court for trial on November 29.

Donnelly told the court during his bail hearing that he intended to plead guilty to the murder of his wife.

However, at a later date Naicker said Donnelly would plead not guilty on the basis that he was temporarily insane at the time of the incident.

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