Novella date set
THE WESTERN Cape High Court has set a date for the trial of Guatemalan murder accused Diego Novella, who has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, US marketing executive Gabriela Kabrins Alban, in Camps Bay last year.
The court set the date yesterday when Novella made a brief appearance for a pre-trial conference.
However, defence attorney William Booth is in discussions with the State until then and his client will have to make another pre-trial appearance next month. Booth explained that the discussions were aimed at shortening the trial. He would not elaborate further.
The trial has been set down for April 16 and Novella will appear in the High Court again for a pre-trial conference on November 18.