Judgment in Monte murder case expected

2015-06-23 05:33
Dustan Blom and his wife Talita Bloem (Supplied)

Dustan Blom and his wife Talita Bloem (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - Judgment is expected to be handed down on Tuesday in the High Court in Johannesburg, sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, in the trial of two people accused of killing widower Dustan Blom.

Blom's body was found in the boot of his car at Montecasino in Fourways on September 22, 2013 after security guards noticed a foul smell coming from it.

Maruschka Robinson and Jean-Pierre Malan were arrested soon after.

Security footage seen in court showed Blom's car entered the entertainment complex. Malan could not be seen on the footage, but admitted at the beginning of the trial that he was the one who left Blom's car there with the body in the boot.

During the trial in April, Malan was asked why he put the body in the boot. He said he gave Robinson drugs which he believed she had given to Blom, causing his death.

Jesse Penton, for Robinson, asked why he chose to put the body in the boot instead of saying to Robinson that he wanted nothing to do with the situation.

"I did feel responsible, that's why I did," Malan replied.

Penton put it to Malan that he strangled Blom and had put his body in the boot to cover his tracks. Malan denied this.

A forensic pathologist previously testified that Blom died from asphyxiation.

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