Guatemalan murder accused back in court

2016-10-28 07:19
Gabriela Kabrins Alban. (Picture: Facebook)

Gabriela Kabrins Alban. (Picture: Facebook)

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Cape Town - Guatemalan murder accused Diego Novella is expected to appear in the Western Cape High Court on Friday for a pre-trial conference.

Novella is accused of murdering 39-year-old US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban at the upmarket Camps Bay Retreat in July last year.

Novella and Alban had been a couple at the time of her murder.

News24 previously reported that her father, Howdy Kabrins, said she was "lured" to Cape Town by Novella with the promise of alternative treatment for Lyme disease.

Novella was in May denied bail in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court as he was considered a flight risk.

He is a member of a wealthy Guatemalan family and holds shares in a large cement-producing firm.

Alban died due to strangulation and sustained blunt force trauma to the face.

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