Trial of Royal Marine's alleged killers continues

2014-09-08 05:56


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Durban - The trial of four men accused of beating a former Royal Marine to death outside a Durban stadium is expected to resume in the Durban Regional Court on Monday.

Blayne Shepard, aged 23, his brother Kyle, aged 25, along with Andries van der Merwe, aged 23, and Dustin van Wyk, aged 23, each face a charge of murder, three of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, and one of crimen injuria.

The four are accused of killing Brett Williams outside Kings Park stadium on the night of 23 March last year, after the Sharks beat the Melbourne Rebels in a Super Rugby match.

In March this year, the court heard Williams fell against a trailer and Shepard denied ever assaulting him.

Shepard's assault on Williams never took place, Shepard's counsel Christo van Schalkwyk told the court.

During cross-examination, security manager Neil Burger, who said he witnessed the assault, rejected the assertion that it was not Shepard he had seen kicking and stomping on Williams before he high-fived a friend.

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