South Africa: Judge sees honeymoon slaying suspect

AP News
Posted: May 12, 2014 6:22 AM

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A British man accused of arranging the killing of his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa has attended a pre-trial hearing in his murder case, and is due back in court on June 20.

South African media reported Monday that a Cape Town judge ordered Shrien Dewani, who was extradited from Britain last month, to receive more treatment at a psychiatric hospital where he is being held.

Lawyers for Dewani have said he has stress and is unfit to stand trial.

Dewani's bride, Anni, was found shot dead in an abandoned taxi in a poor area of Cape Town in 2010. Dewani, who denies wrongdoing, is accused of hiring men to kill her and make it look like a botched carjacking. Three men have been convicted for the murder.