Montecasino murder case deferred

RANDBURG - State prosecutor Yusuf Baba’s request for postponement in the case against Maruschka Robinson and Jean-Pierre Malan was granted by the Randburg magistrate’s court on Wednesday morning.

Both are accused of murdering Dustan Blom. His severely decomposed body was found in the boot of his parked car at Montecasino.

The case will resume on January 16, 2014.

Baba said investigations are still continuing as the toxicology report as well as forensic evidence from the car and the house are outstanding.

Malan's lawyer Shaun Hamilton objected to the request, stating that his client was anxious to have the case finalised as soon as possible.

He said the State has had enough time to conclude investigations.

Baba responded by saying it is premature for the final investigations to have been concluded at this stage as they were still probing telephone records and seized computers for both of the accused.

He further added that in another related matter, three suspects have been arrested and a fourth suspect is still to be arrested. The State is investigating a possible link in the two matters.

Both Robinson and Malan will remain in custody.

- eNCA

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