Trial date set for Sea Point murder-accused

2017-10-13 19:18
Robyn Pearce was found dead in her mother's flat in Sea Point on 2 December. (Via Facebook)

Robyn Pearce was found dead in her mother's flat in Sea Point on 2 December. (Via Facebook)

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Cape Town - The man accused of stabbing Stellenbosch student Robyn Pearce to death in Sea Point will go on trial next February, the Western Cape High Court ruled on Friday.

Washief Buxey was a construction worker at the block of flats where Pearce was found dead on December 2. 

She had been stabbed in the stomach, and some items in her mother's flat on the fourth floor was missing.

When Buxey was arrested at his home in Ottery last December 14, the stolen items were allegedly recovered.

At first he told the court that he had done it, and would represent himself.

That was not a formal plea, and since then, he has decided to get help from a Legal Aid lawyer.

He is in custody while he waits for his trial.

Pearce, from Durban, was 20 at the time of her death and was studying at Stellenbosch University. Her family had already lost their father, who was killed in a cycling accident.


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