Judgment in murder case postponed

2013-11-22 19:07

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Pretoria - Judgment was postponed in the North High Court in Pretoria on Friday in the trial of Benoni insurance broker Martin Badenhorst, who is accused of shooting his wife dead.

Judgment would resume on 12 December.

In August, the court heard that Badenhorst read the Bible and prayed for his wife after shooting her in the arm and chest.

He claimed his gun accidentally went off while they were struggling for the weapon in their home in November 2007.

He testified more than two years ago that his wife, Yolandi, had taunted him with her boyfriend, told him no one wanted him, and slapped him.

When he slapped her back, she reached for his firearm.

Two shots were fired while they struggled for the gun.

He claimed she continued to attack him after the first shot went off and that he did not realise she had been hit.

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