Teens charged with Durban Day murder have to wait for bail hearing

Teens charged with Durban Day murder have to wait for bail hearing

The bail hearing of two teenagers charged with murdering a man at the annual Durban Day event on Sunday, will be heard on September 17.

The two were arrested on Monday in a police swoop that saw officers recover what they believed was the murder weapon used to stab Montreal King in the chest.King, from Newlands East, was stabbed after an altercation with other youths and despite the best efforts of paramedics to revive him, died at the scene.

On Wednesday, families of the accused, aged 18 and 19 respectively, were at court to support them, but the victim’s family did not attend.

Tristan Augustus and Radley Warner, appearing before Magistrate Vanitha Armu in the Durban Magistrate’s Court, are charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Radley attends Umbilo FET college, while Augustus attends Fairway Secondary School.

Armu denied a request to take pictures of the accused, as an identity parade must still be held.

Family members in court firmly shouted “no” when they heard the request for photos.

The state has indicated that at this point, evidence included reports by eyewitnesses.  Warner’s attorney, Ridewaan Sayed, has called for the next appearance to be the bail application, saying Warner was a Grade 11 pupil who would be writing quarterly exams soon. Both the accused would be held at Durban Central holding cells until their next appearance.
Source: News24

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