Marine murder trial continues

2014-09-12 11:06

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Johannesburg - The trial of four men accused of killing former Royal Marine Brett Williams is expected to continue in the Durban Regional Court on Friday.

On Thursday, witness Cameron Hamilton said he told one of the men to put down the brick used in the attack.

"I told him: 'Put the effing brick down'," he said.

Hamilton was giving evidence in the trial of Blayne Shepard, 23, his brother Kyle, 25, Andries van der Merwe, 23, and Dustin van Wyk, 23, who each face a charge of murder, three of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and one of crimen injuria.

They are accused of beating Williams to death outside Kings Park stadium on the night of 23 March last year, after a rugby match.

Hamilton told the court that after he told Williams to go his own way in a previous altercation with Blayne Shepard's former friend and gym partner Grant Cramer, he walked away and then heard a commotion.

When he turned: "I saw a group of white males jump him. They crowded around him and started fighting. I saw accused number one [Blayne Shepard], with a pink shirt, among the crowd."

It was then that he saw Kyle Shepard with a brick.

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