Charges withdrawn in Bronx murder

2013-02-19 11:10

Cape Town - The State has withdrawn charges against one of the men accused of killing gay nightclub owner Bruno Bronn, it was reported on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Carine Teunissen withdrew the charges against Kurt Erispe during a pre-trial conference in the Western Cape High Court on Monday, the Cape Times reported.

Erispe appeared briefly with John Frederick Coetzee, Fareez Allie and Achmat Toffa.

Toffa was in custody for a separate matter and the other two were out on bail.

They face charges of premeditated murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. Both charges carry life sentences.

According to the report, the reason for withdrawing charges against Erispe would be revealed in the trial.

The matter was provisionally postponed to 4 March.

Bronn, 50, was found murdered in his Green Point home on 7 February last year. According to the indictment, he was strangled and died as a result of suffocation.

He owned the popular nightclubs Bronx and Navigaytion in Somerset Road, Green Point.

  • Carole Small - 2013-02-19 13:16

    Two killers out on bail although they arE accused of premeditated murder. How come?? Where is the justice in this country. Horrified!!

      Ches Lfc Maduray - 2013-07-29 13:57

      Carole, innocent until proven guilty....that's why their is a justice system. Let the court process take its course and if they are found guilty they will be punished accordingly. I am not siding with anyone, but imagine you were kept behind bars without having a trial?

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