Friday the 24th of May 2019, Sean Davison appeared in the Cape Town magistrates court in connection to the pre-meditated murder of Richard Holland in 2015. This Cape Town magistrates court decided his case to be formally transferred to the High Court. A pre-trial hearing for this High Court will be held on June 19, 2019.
Now, Sean Davison is accused of three delicts. In september 2018 he was arrested for the first delict: the death in 2013 of 43-year-old doctor Anrich Burger‚ who was left a quadriplegic after an accident in 2005. In november 2018 the prosecutor added the charge of ‘premeditated murder’ in connection with the death of Justin Varian – who had motor neuron disease – using helium gas, on July 25, 2015. On 29 April 2019, for the court in Cape Town, Sean Davison was charged with the third charge: the ‘premeditated murder’ of Richard Holland.
Sean Davison: “Although these are difficult times I am buoyed by the debate and discussion my case is generating in South Africa and around the world. The more society embraces the issues my trial represents the more understanding it will be of the need for a law change. My case will come and go, but the issues it represents will not disappear until we have a humane law. Thank you again for your wonderful support – it really makes this this journey much more bearable.”
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