Case postponed against Spanish dentist accused of killing his twins in Cape Town

2018-02-23 14:46
Mario-César Deus Yela (Facebook)

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Cape Town - The pre-trial of a former dentist and Spanish national, accused of the murdering his twin children, was postponed in the Western Cape High Court on Friday for financial instructions.

Mario-César Deus Yela's attorney Asghar Mia, acting on behalf of William Booth, said financial instructions needed to be finalised with the accused and his family in Spain.

Another pre-trial conference has been set for March 23. Deus Yela remains behind bars.

READ: Case of Spanish dad accused of twins' Hout Bay murders goes to High Court

Deus Yela, 49, is accused of killing 3-year-old twins, Maximo and Octavia, in a rented holiday home in Hout Bay, on April 6 2017.

His ex-wife Julia Engelhorn found her children's bodies in a bedroom after he invited her for lunch.

When she arrived, he allegedly told her he had killed the twins.

A third child had been at school at the time.

Deus Yela is also accused of threatening to stab Engelhorn, who allegedly escaped and ran to a security guard for help.

He is further accused of stealing her Toyota Prado.

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