State seeking Schedule 5 offence category for Shaun Blunden

JUNE 24, 2015

The State on Wednesday said that it was not ready to proceed with the bail hearing of Port Elizabeth businessman, Shaun Blunden, who stands accused of shooting his sister's ex-husband on Saturday. The shooting reportedly followed an altercation at his mother’s home on Saturday.

Blunden, who owns Blunden Coach Tours, is applying for bail in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court.  

State prosecutor, Andre Kirchner, said that the status of Blunden's passport and the firearm still needed to be ascertained.

Kirchner also told the court that an affidavit still needs to be prepared 

Meanwhile, Blunden's attorney, Paul Roelofse, was under the instruction to oppose the postponement of bail from his client.

He told the court that a person has the right to apply for bail at his first appearance.

The State reportedly intends to argue that the shooting incident is a Scehdule 5 offence, . 

Shooting

A domestic dispute between Blunden and his niece, Kaylin Williams, turned violent when her father, and Blunden's former brother-in-law, Deon Williams, 51, tried to intervene resulting in the latter being admitted to the ICU with a gunshot wound in the stomach.

He made a brief apperance at the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Blunden was being held in custody at the Humewood police holding cells.

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