Montecasino murder case postponed to 2015

2014-10-27 13:11
Jean-Pierre Malan and former stripper Maruschka Robinson appear in court. (File, Werner, Beukes, Sapa)

Jean-Pierre Malan and former stripper Maruschka Robinson appear in court. (File, Werner, Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - The case of two people accused of killing a man and leaving his body in the boot of a car at Montecasino was postponed in the North Gauteng High Court, sitting in Palm Ridge, on Monday.

Jean-Pierre Malan, dressed in a black jacket and black pants, appeared alongside his girlfriend and co-accused, former stripper Maruschka Robinson, who wore blue jeans and a beige top.

The pair face murder charges after Dustan Blom's decomposing body was found in the boot of his car in the parking garage at the casino and entertainment venue in September last year.

Malan and Robinson sat in the dock before court proceedings commenced, chatting to family members seated in the public benches.

Judge Tshifiwa Maumela postponed the case to April 13 next year, after the State requested more time to prepare for the trial.

"Due to [court] roll pressures and other circumstances we do not have enough time to complete the trial," prosecutor Zaais Van Zyl told the court.

He said he had made arrangements for the trial to be marked as a preferential case when it commenced next year.

Blom's body was discovered when security guards noticed a foul smell.

Robinson was arrested on 24 September 2013, and Malan on 26 September 2013.

Both remain in a Johannesburg prison.

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