Malan found guilty of Montecasino murder

2015-06-26 13:04
Jean-Pierre Malan and Maruschka Robinson in court. (News24)

Jean-Pierre Malan and Maruschka Robinson in court. (News24)

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Johannesburg - Jean-Pierre Malan and former stripper Maruschka Robinson were found guilty on Friday of charges including robbing, murdering and defrauding widower Dustan Blom and dumping his body at Montecasino.

Malan was found guilty of murder and Robinson was found guilty of being an accessory after the fact to murder.

''I am satisfied of her guilt and she is found guilty as charged," said Judge Delize Smith at the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting at Palm Ridge.

She said the same of Malan, after delivering a long judgment in which she read out SMSes which showed they worked together to drug Blom and draw money from his bank account while he was knocked out.

She said their pattern changed on the morning of September 18, the day Smith concluded Blom had died.

Instead of constant SMSes between the two as one watched Blom and the other drew the money and wiped the bank SMSes from his phone, their behaviour changed on that day.

The usual SMSes were not seen, and they did not rush to the bank to draw the money.

His body was found later in a car boot at the glitzy entertainment venue when a guard smelt a bad smell coming from the car.

Sentencing preparations would begin on 18 August.

Malan appeared slightly emotional and was hugged by a family friend, then he and Robinson shuffled back to the jail cells in their leg chains.

(Jenni Evans, News24)

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