Saturday, September 26, 2009

'Only person who can dispute claims is dead'

By Sherlissa Peters

Breaking down on the stand, Jaiseelan (Jason) Govindsamy wept as he portrayed himself at the Pietermaritzburg High Court as a "victim" of his marriage.

Govindsamy, 41, is charged with the murder of his wife, Anthea, 35, who was stabbed to death at the Howick Falls on March 27, 2007, in front of the couple's two young children.

He has pleaded not guilty to the murder, but admits stabbing his wife. He maintains he could not appreciate the wrongfulness or unlawfulness of his actions at the time.