Alberton murder trial postponed

2012-05-09 19:22

Johannesburg - The trial of a 75-year-old man accused of shooting dead his daughter and her husband was postponed by the Alberton Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Erwin Franz Poppinger briefly appeared in court and the matter was postponed until 17 May.

His lawyer Neels Kotze explained he was waiting for the Director of Public Prosecution's decision on how the matter would proceed.

Kotze said the defence was ready for the matter to be moved to the high court, and had set aside the period from July 23 to August 3 for this.

Poppinger was granted bail of R10 000 in September.

Kotze had argued his client should be granted bail because of his age and poor health.

Poppinger is accused of shooting dead his daughter Kim McGuirk, 34, and her husband Kevin, 54, in New Redruth, in August, reportedly following an argument over money.

Poppinger's daughter was found with a bullet wound in the head, and her husband with a gunshot in the back, in their bedroom.

  • leon.groenewald.9 - 2012-05-09 19:54

    Kim Poppinger and Kevin McGuirk were my friends. Kill the hateful old man in an electric chair!

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-09 19:58

    What is up with geriatric??? SAVAGE,

  • CoronaSherona - 2012-05-09 21:53

    Over money? You murder your DAUGHTER over money? Hell has a special place for people like him.

  • Thato - 2012-05-09 22:11

    nothing new- usual news in South Africa;

  • Tello Moleko - 2012-05-09 22:29

    old man,she is your blood let her have that money,au monna.

  • IfICouldCareLessIWould - 2012-05-11 04:00

    he should rot in hell , hes walking around enjoying life if nothing has happened , i hope he gets ill and dies a slow painful death ,

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