David Simelane Appeal to be Heard May 8th

on March 27, 2012 in Serial Killers by

David Simelane, who was convicted of murdering 28 women and children last March, will have his appeal heard by Judge Jacobus Annandale on May 8, 2012 in Swaziland.

Simelane claims that his confession was made under duress. He apparently also has concerns that bones that were used as evidence against him were found before his arrest, and that the judge relied on video evidence to convict him.

I’m not sure what the significance of these later points might be. I can only assume they are technical points under Swazi law.

Simelane’s trial lasted from 2004 to 2011. Approximately 83 witnesses testified, incluing one detective who spent an entire year in the witness box.

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