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Sus­pect set to face murder rap

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A MURDER charge is expected to be brought against aman, 45, sus­pected of killing Gavin Maritz while he was house-sit­ting his sis­ter’s Lakeside home.

Fred­er­ick Lu­cas of Parow Val­ley briefly ap­peared in the Muizen­berg Mag­is­trate’s Court yes­ter­day.

Lu­cas was ar­rested in Mil­ner­ton on Satur­day af­ter po­lice found him in pos­ses­sion of Maritz’s black VW Polo which was stolen five days ear­lier.

It is al­leged that Lu­cas stole Maritz’s car and two com­put­ers from the Lakeside house last Mon­day. Lu­cas has been charged with theft. Maritz’s fam­ily had found his body in one of the bed­rooms about 6pm that day. Maritz, 57, of Green Point had been stabbed to death.

Pros­e­cu­tor Dei­dre Julius said the State was op­posed to Lu­cas’s re­lease on bail and in­tended to charge Lu­cas with Maritz’s murder. He is back in court to­mor­row. – Court Re­porter

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