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"Gay" husband still avoiding trial for wife's murder

Wed 21 Nov 2012 In: International News View at Wayback

Shrien and Anni Dewami While a British millionaire who is claimed to be gay fends off extradition to South Africa to face charges he arranged his wife's murder the actual killer has been found guilty. Xolile Mngeni was yesterday found guilty of the 2010 killing of Anni Dewani who was honeymooning with her husband Shrien. The couple and their taxi driver were forced from a car and the driver and husband were let go but the wife's body was later found with a bullet through the neck. Two other South African men, including the taxi driver, have already been found guilty for their part in the killing but prosecutors believe that the husband arranged for his wife to be killed. Soon after the killing a German leather rent boy claimed Shrien Dewani paid for sex sessions and claims swirled through the gay communities in Britain that Dewani had frequented gay venues. An air hostess says the bride was in tears and refused to sit with her new husband on a flight from Bombay on their wedding night. Though there has been speculation that Dewani was forced by his family to marry, his spokesperson, celebrity publicist Max Clifford, denied his client is gay. His lawyer continues to assert that Dewani is still too ill from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder to travel to South Africa to face trial.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 21st November 2012 - 7:42pm

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