Camps Bay killer Novella applies for leave to appeal

2018-10-25 18:14

The lawyer for Guatemalan killer Diego Novella has received a tongue lashing as he submitted an application for permission to appeal his client's conviction and sentence for the murder of US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban.

Dad of Camps Bay murder victim highlights horror of violence against women

2018-08-29 18:32

Despite endless sleepless nights of being haunted by images of his daughter, Howdy Kabrins has attended every day of her killer's trial in the Western Cape High Court. He has testisified in aggravation of sentence

Mental state of Camps Bay murder-accused Novella brings trial to a halt

2018-06-18 14:40

The Western Cape High Court has heard that Diego Novella is suffering from derealisation (feeling that surroundings are unreal) and depersonalisation (feeling numb, detached or unreal).

Tears flow as Diego Novella addresses distraught parents of slain girlfriend

2018-02-19 17:18

It has been an emotional day in the Western Cape High Court as Diego Novella addressed the parents of the slain Gabriela Kabrins Alban.

Novella trial witness breaks down over 'broken system'

2017-11-02 18:01

The man tasked with taking hair, blood and saliva samples from Guatemalan murder accused Diego Novella, wept as he told the Western Cape High Court that a “broken” system hampered his efforts to do his work.

Interview between police psychologist and murder-accused Diego Novella under scrutiny

2017-09-05 19:06

An interview with Guatemalan Diego Novella, shortly after his girlfriend was murdered, has come under scrutiny as the Western Cape High Court tasked itself with deciding whether it could be admitted as evidence.

Family of woman killed in Camps Bay wait patiently as another delay hits trial

2017-08-16 13:30

The family of slain American citizen Gabriela Kabrins Alban returned to court to hear more details in her murder trial, only to find it would not go ahead until next week.

Guatemalan murder accused back in court in May

2017-03-03 18:51

Guatemalan murder accused Diego Dougherty's pre-trial conference has been postponed in the Western Cape High Court.

Murder-accused Guatemalan 'isn't a violent person' - lawyer

Diego Novella Dougherty stands accused of the violent assault and murder of Gabriela Kabrins Alban.

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Alban's life worth 'less than a Chanel purse' – cousin

2016-05-22 17:05

Gabriela Kabrins Alban’s life would be worth less than the price of a Chanel purse if the man accused of killing her cousin during a holiday in Cape Town was released on bail, Laura Baril said.


'Justice has prevailed' – father of Camps Bay murder victim

2018-09-06 16:06

While Gabriela Kabrins Alban was murdered in Camps Bay three years ago, her family made sure her voice was heard during her killer's sentencing, the Western Cape High Court noted.

Novella gave us a life sentence without parole - victim's mom

2018-08-14 18:28

The murder of US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban in Cape Town three years ago will forever haunt her loved ones, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Novella claims he was his girlfriend's only shoulder to cry on

2018-02-22 15:46

The Guatemalan man accused of murdering US sales executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban in Cape Town, has claimed in the Western Cape High Court that he was every bit the supportive boyfriend.

Murder accused Diego Novella claims slain girlfriend assaulted him

2018-02-12 19:01

Guatemalan Diego Novella has told the Western Cape High Court that his slain former girlfriend Gabriela Kabrins Alban assaulted him twice before they travelled to South Africa.

Odds 'just too great' for woman found dead in Camps Bay hotel, court hears

2017-10-11 18:10

Strangulation, significant blunt force trauma and air obstruction meant the "odds were just too great" for murdered American marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban to survive, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

No commonly abused drugs found in murdered American’s body, court hears

2017-08-29 20:36

Forensic toxicology tests did not detect any commonly abused drugs in the body of murdered marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban.

Lawyer claims murder-accused Diego Novella was ‘hit’ by sick girlfriend

2017-05-23 18:58

Slain US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban was a different person after an extended period of illness and sometimes hit her then-partner Diego Novella, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Father speaks of daughter's gruesome murder in Camps Bay hotel

Howdy Kabrins says his daughter Gabriela was horrifically murdered in a Camps Bay hotel suite in 2015.

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She wasn't into drugs, says Gabriela Kabrins Alban's father

Howdy Kabrins, father of the American marketing executive who was murdered in a Camps Bay hotel suite in 2015, says her daughter was not into drugs.

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Guatemalan murder accused's case delayed

2016-05-06 14:17

The appearance of Guatemalan murder-accused Diego Dougherty Novella has been delayed as court rooms were changed, and for a possible application by the media to be allowed to take pictures of him.

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