Former pro rugby player accused of murder of top cop Charl Kinnear to remain behind bars

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The story: A former professional rugby player has become the first person to appear in court in connection with the murder of Cape Town detective Charl Kinnear. Zane Kilian appeared in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The details: The court heard that Kilian faces three charges - murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal interception of communications. The latter charge is believed to be linked to the tracking of Kinnear's cellphone.

The background: Kinnear was shot dead in front of his house in Bishop Lavis in Cape Town last Friday. The killing is suspected to have been an assassination, although this has not been confirmed by police.

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