The trial involving the murder of Danielle van der Linde, 28, who was 10 weeks pregnant at the time of her death, has been transferred to the Northern Cape High Court.
THE TRIAL involving the murder of Danielle van der Linde, 28, who was 10 weeks pregnant at the time of her death, has been transferred to the Northern Cape High Court.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Mojalefa Senokoatsane said the accused, Aldean Wilkinson, 30, appeared in the Kimberley District Court on Tuesday, where his case was transferred to the Northern Cape High Court sitting in Kimberley.
“The accused was denied bail by the district court on June 13. He allegedly stabbed his 28-year-old pregnant girlfriend and mother of his two children. The police were called to the home of the deceased on May 15 where they found the body. The accused was arrested on May 16 after he handed himself over to the police,” said Senokoatsane.
He added that the prosecution and the SAPS successfully managed to oppose bail.
“The police had reservations about the court granting the accused bail as they believed that the accused may interfere with witnesses, as some are known to him. The prosecutor opposed bail, given the seriousness of the charges against the accused. He argued that it was in the best interest of justice and due to the outcry of the community. ”
Senokoatsane stated that Wilkinson would remain in custody until his next court appearance in the Northern Cape High Court on August 29, when the trial involving charges of murder and assault would commence.