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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:44 pm 
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Another bungling 'expert', is this going to be another trial like OP's I wonder. Not much fun when we can't follow it live though, because I find that when you can watch, it's like being in the courtroom, which means you get a better overall impression of the trial as it proceeds.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:00 pm 
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I ageee Wroughead. I cant get enthusiastic about Dewani or Arias.

Arias I find boring anyway hearing same old evidence again.

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I'm the same way, so i'll need to dig about see what else maybe grabs the interest.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:14 am 
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Dewani trial continues...

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Shrien Dewani's defence have claimed that Qwabe was the shooter because he had gunshot residue on his gloves.

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Trial again today.....

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State on the back foot within seconds, as the Judge growls at Adrian Mopp that he doesn't need to lecture her on the law

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NEWS24 Live Blog - Trial update
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ ... 2-20141030


AS IT HAPPENED: Media causes Dewani to have a panic attack
2014-10-30 12:45

Shrien Dewani had a panic attack this morning after photographers banged their lenses against his car window, it has been said at his trial.


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That's it for updates. It's back on Monday when the trial continues. Cheers

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South African legal expert says honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani could be home within days as prosecution case crumbles and key witnesses fail to convince

  • Leading defence attorney says state's case is 'riddled with inconsistencies'
  • William Booth said the two 'star' state witnesses were particularly 'poor'
  • Dewani denies five charges relating to death of his new bride, Anni
  • Booth believes the defence team could even have the case discharged

By Jane Flanagan for MailOnline
Published: 13:12 GMT, 4 November 2014 | Updated: 16:20 GMT, 4 November 2014

Shrien Dewani could be cleared of the honeymoon murder of his new bride and be on his way back to Britain within days, according to one of South Africa's top legal experts.

The state's case against the wealthy businessman is 'riddled with inconsistencies' and could collapse before Dewani, 34, even has to face tough questions in the witness box.

Leading defence attorney William Booth said the two 'star' state witnesses against the accused had been particularly 'poor' and his legal team had a 'more than reasonable' chance of having all charges against him dropped.

...more at link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... vince.html

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Shrien Dewani 'framed in botched kidnap by taxi driver'
BBC - 5 November 2014 Last updated at 19:11

Shrien Dewani was framed by a taxi driver in a botched kidnap attempt that led to the murder of his new wife in South Africa, a court has heard.

Testimony from convict Bernard Mitchell, who claims he spoke to driver Zola Tongo in prison, was read by Mr Dewani's defence in court.

Tongo is serving an 18-year jail term for his part in British businessman Mr Dewani's wife Anni's murder.

Mr Dewani denies arranging for his wife to be killed in Cape Town, in 2010.

In court, defence lawyer Francois van Zyl gave Mitchell's account of his conversation with Tongo, referring to the plot to get Mr Dewani to pay a ransom for Mrs Dewani's return.

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Shrien Dewani trial: state still 'scurrying around for witnesses'
Judge Jeanette Traverso reveals her frustration at prosecution for dragging out the Dewani trial
LAST UPDATED AT 14:55 ON Wed 12 Nov 2014

The judge presiding over the Shrien Dewani case has lambasted the prosecution for "scurrying around for witnesses" so late in the trial.

Judge Jeanette Traverso expressed frustration with prosecutor Adrian Mopp today after he asked for proceedings to be cut short so he could call a new police witness on Friday.

"It's unfortunate that on the 20th day, the state is still scurrying around for witnesses," said Judge Traverso. "I must just express my great displeasure at the way in which the matter is being dealt with. This case has cost the state a lot of money and a lot of publicity. When is it going to end?"

Mopp assured her that this was the last piece needed in the investigation and revealed that the witness would be a police expert on primer residue who would testify on what happens when a shot is fired.

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It seems that there's more 'scurrying around' here in Capetown than there was not so long ago in J'berg, same old, same old.

On the news here videos (shown in court) were broadcast of the 'happy honeymoon couple' sitting together, kissing and holding each other, followed by some reading of text messages saying that he should have been honest with her before the wedding, and she may not have gone ahead - or words to that effect, sounding as if she had no idea about his other life up to and just after the wedding, if the words were recorded correctly. I'm not sure where this info came from as I missed that part of the coverage, but it was certainly along those lines.

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Shrien Dewani: who's who in the honeymoon murder trial
Two men have already been convicted of Anni Dewani's murder, but husband Shrien is still in the dock
LAST UPDATED AT 17:46 ON Wed 19 Nov 2014

The alleged plot to murder newlywed Anni Dewani has been dissected and probed over the last four weeks in the trial of Shrien Dewani.

The British businessman has come face to face in court with two men convicted of murdering Anni in Cape Town on 13 November 2010.

They both testified that Shrien was the one who came up with the plan and offered them money to kill his bride – although he strenuously denies their claims.

The couple were being driven through Gugulethu, a township near Cape Town, in a taxi when two men hijacked the vehicle. Shrien was released unharmed, but Anni's body was found the next day on the back seat of the abandoned car. She had suffered a fatal gunshot wound to her neck.

These are the key people at the centre of the trial:

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Shrien Dewani trial: Judge to consider if case should be dismissed
24 November 2014 Last updated at 04:55

A court in South Africa will consider whether a murder trial against a British man should be thrown out.

Swedish national Anni, 28, died in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010 after an apparent carjacking that went wrong.

Her husband, businessman Shrien Dewani faces life if found guilty if arranging to have his wife Anni murdered while they were in honeymoon in 2010.

If the judge disagrees with the application, the trial will continue and Mr Dewani may take the stand.

Shrien Dewani's defence team will apply to have the case dismissed on the grounds the prosecution has failed to present any real evidence against him.

Western Cape High Court judge Jeanette Traverso will hear the arguments for dismissal although her decision is not expected until later in the week.

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Just before the break, the defence lawyer sd the State's case had all the hallmarks of a made-up story. Will the Judge agree?

Court adjourns. Judge says she'll be back, prob 15 minutes tea break



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Back presentation to Judge continues....

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Defence points out the main characters involv contradicted each others stories

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In a 127-page submission to the court, Mr Dewani's defence team argues there is "no credible evidence" that implicates their client in the case.

I assume the Judge is considering it all?

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Trial is continuing today......

LIVE: Dewani on trial, day 24
2014-11-25 09:46

Get the latest updates as Shrien Dewani returns to court for the 24th day of his trial. He will hear soon if the Western Cape High Court will acquit him of the charge of murdering Anni Hindocha.

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ ... 4-20141125

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Despite poor prosecution case, wonder whether the Judge will really overturn 3 yrs work to extradite SD to ensure this trial

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Shrien Dewani trial: murdered bride’s brother urges judge not to stop case
‘Anni’s death will remain on South Africa’s conscience forever,’ says brother as he asks judge to force accused to tell full story
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The Guardian, Wednesday 3 December 2014 11.29 GMT

The brother of murdered bride Anni Dewani has begged the judge in the trial of her husband, Shrien Dewani, to allow the British businessman’s court case to continue so the world “can hear the full story”.

In an emotional appeal for justice, Anish Hindocha on Wednesday urged South African trial judge Jeanette Traverso not to discharge the murder case early for lack of evidence.

Any failure to allow the case to continue, Hindocha said, would result in “Anni’s death remain[ing] on the conscience of South Africa forever”.

Having finished presenting its case two weeks ago, the prosecution has been widely criticised as being so poor that Traverso is legally obliged to discharge.

But on Wednesday morning, Anni’s younger brother asked the judge to force Shrien Dewani to explain his actions. “Please allow us the opportunity to demand justice for our sister”, he said.

“Please allow us the full story. We don’t want to return to Sweden or the UK and feel as if we did not get a proper and fair trial in South Africa.

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#DewaniTrial Everyone in their seats waiting for Shrien Dewani to be brought into court. Anni's family here in numbers

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#DewaniTrial Shrien Dewani occasionally doing slow-blinking but alot of rapid eye movement as Judge goes thro law

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