Hockey stick killer ar­rested for as­sault

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - HENRIËTTE GELDEN­HUYS

ROAD rage killer Graeme Eadie, who beat a mo­torist to death with a hockey stick in 1999, has again been ac­cused of at­tack­ing a mo­torist.

Eadie was 35 years old when he was con­victed in 2000 of mur­der­ing 54-year-old Kevin Dun­can near Fish Hoek af­ter a fit of road rage. He was re­leased from prison in 2006.

In the lat­est at­tack, Eadie, al­legedly as­saulted a 67- year- old man in Plum­stead on Novem­ber 22.

Af­ter a “heated ar­gu­ment” be­tween Eadie and the el­derly man, Eadie al­legedly punched him and dam­aged a video cam­era, ac­cord­ing to po­lice spokesman Colonel Tem­binkosi Ki­nana.

In 2000, Eadie was sen­tenced to 15 years for mur­der­ing Dun­can, but five years were con­di­tion­ally sus­pended.

In April 2006, he was re­leased on pa­role, which ended in Septem­ber 2009, ac­cord­ing to Cor­rec­tional Ser­vices spokesman Sim­phiwe Xako.

Eadie’s at­tor­ney in the 2000 case, Mush­tak Parker, said the sus­pended sen­tence had al­ready fallen away.

Ev­i­dence in the 2000 case was that Eadie, who has two pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for drunken driv­ing and neg­li­gent driv­ing, had lost his tem­per and killed Dun­can af­ter Dun­can over­took him re­peat­edly.

In the lat­est case, Eadie ap­peared in the Wyn­berg Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day on charges of as­sault and ma­li­cious dam­age to prop­erty, said Ki­nana.

The case was post­poned to De­cem­ber 13, he said.

hen­ri­ette.gelden­huys@inl.co.za

‘AS­SAULT’: Graeme Eadie

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