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Murder Trial For KZN Man Accused Of Shooting Wife 12 Times Postponed

Rawlins is facing charges of murder after allegedly shooting his wife 12 times during a dispute at a family gathering in Pietermaritzburg.

The murder trial of Ian Rawlins, a KwaZulu-Natal man accused of shooting his estranged wife, Delana Cader Rawlins, has been postponed.

Rawlins, 46, appeared in the Pietermaritzburg high court on Monday, where his trial was scheduled to begin. However, due to the unavailability of Rawlins’ attorney, the proceedings were delayed.

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Rawlins is facing charges of murder after allegedly shooting his wife 12 times during a dispute at a family gathering in Pietermaritzburg.

The tragic incident occurred on the eve of Mother’s Day last year. Following the shooting, Rawlins also reportedly threatened to harm their four-year-old daughter.

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The accused, a businessman, had been married to Delana since 2015, but they had been in a relationship since 2013. Although they had been living apart since November 2022, they were in the process of reconciling at the time of the incident.

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Rawlins had previously applied for bail, which was denied in June. The trial was initially set to commence on the scheduled date. However, with Rawlins’ attorney unavailable, the court decided to postpone the proceedings to February 14.

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The delay in the trial prolongs the wait for justice for Delana Cader Rawlins and her family. As the trial resumes in February, the court will continue to examine the evidence and ensure a fair and thorough examination of the case.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise is a passionate and dedicated local news writer who brings the latest news and updates from your community straight to your doorstep. With years of experience in journalism, Keitumetse has established herself as a reliable source of information, covering a wide range of topics that matter to you.
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