CAPE TOWN- The Guatemalan man accused of murdering his US girlfriend, Gabriela Kabrins Alban, in a Camps Bay hotel room has been found guilty in the Western Cape High Court.
Diego Novella was accused of murdering his girlfriend Kabrins Alban, who was a US sales executive, at a Camps Bay hotel on July 29, 2015.
Judge Vincent Saldanha while delivering his judgement said, “In my view, the accused’s version was wholly contrived. There is nothing in [his] conduct that his mind had been ‘hijacked’.”
The judge added that he was satisfied that during the incident, Novella had the ability to decide from right and wrong.
“In my view, he knew exactly what he was doing at the time and it was a clear indication on his part of the intent to murder the deceased,” he said.
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