Camps Bay murder case back in court on Friday

2016-03-03 11:48
The Western Cape High Court in Cape Town. (Paul Herman, News24)

The Western Cape High Court in Cape Town. (Paul Herman, News24)

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Cape Town- Murder-accused Guatemalan, Diego Novella, will appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court later this week.

His case was set down for Friday for further investigation, according to a court clerk on Thursday.

The State alleges that Novella assaulted and inflicted fatal injuries on 39-year-old US marketing executive, Gabriela Kabrins Alban, at the upmarket Camps Bay Retreat in July last year.

After a lengthy wait for a bed to open, Novella was admitted to Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital in January for 30 days of observation.

A panel was tasked with examining the 41-year-old’s state of mind at the time of the alleged offence and at present.

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