Man Accused Of Killing His Pregnant Girlfriend Transferred To High Court For Trial

Aldean Wilkinson (30), has appeared in the Kimberley District Court, where his case was transferred to the High Court sitting in Kimberley. The accused was on 13 June 2022, denied bail by the district court, for stabbing his 28-year-old pregnant girlfriend and mother of his two children.  On 15 May 2022, the Police were called to the home of the victim, and when they arrived, they found the body of the deceased, with stab wounds. The accused was arrested on 16 May 2022, after he handed himself to the police. 

During his bail application, the accused made a plea for bail, but the Prosecution and SAPS successfully opposed it. The police had reservations about the court granting the accused bail, the main reason being that the accused might interfere with witnesses, as some are known to him. The Prosecutor opposed bail, given the seriousness of the charges against the accused and as it was in the best interest of justice, for requesting the court not grant him bail. The accused will be remanded in custody, until his next court appearance, in the High Court on 29 August 2022, where his trial on charges of murder and assault, is expected to commence.

Issued by:

Mojalefa Senokoatsane

NPA Regional Spokesperson

Northern Cape Division

073 423 3539

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