Murder suspect allegedly confesses in Maties murder case

2016-12-14 23:14
FILE: Robyn Pearce who was killed in an apartment in Sea Point the past weekend. (Facebook)

FILE: Robyn Pearce who was killed in an apartment in Sea Point the past weekend. (Facebook)

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Cape Town – A 27-year-old-construction worker allegedly admitted to murdering Stellenbosch University student Robyn Pearce on Wednesday evening, an investigator for the City of Cape Town said. 

Police arrested him earlier in the day, senior investigator with the city’s special investigating unit, Mark Brooks, told News24.

He allegedly confessed to the murder shortly after his arrest at his home in Ottery at 19:45. 

“Inside his home the knife possibly used in the murder, the stolen items, and clothes with Pearce’s blood were found,” Brooks said.

Certain stolen objects were still missing. 

The man was a construction worker at the Beach Court apartment building in Sea Point where Pearce’s body was found. Repair work was being carried out on the building.

The city informed police about the suspect on Tuesday afternoon.

The man would appear in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday on a charge of murder. He would be held at the Sea Point police station until then. 

William Booth, the lawyer advising Pearce’s family, told News 24 that the family welcomed the arrest. 

Pearce, 20, was found dead in the fourth-floor flat on Friday, December 2. She had been repeatedly stabbed in the stomach. Some objects were missing from the flat.

Pearce was buried in Durban on Saturday. 


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