Friend relives murder shock

STANDING TRIAL: Murder and housebreaking accused, from left, Aiden Johnson, Davien Pietersen, Nathaniel Swartbooi and Allister Booysen in the dock yesterday. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI
STANDING TRIAL: Murder and housebreaking accused, from left, Aiden Johnson, Davien Pietersen, Nathaniel Swartbooi and Allister Booysen in the dock yesterday. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI

THE friend of a Chinese woman who was murdered, allegedly by a group of building contractors who repaired her home, yesterday described in court the horror of finding her lifeless body in her Port Elizabeth home.

Four men from Greenbushes – Aiden Johnson, 18, Davien Pietersen, 20, Nathaniel Swartbooi, 18, and Allister Booysen, 30 – are standing trial in the Port Elizabeth High Court on charges of murder, housebreaking with intent to rob, and robbery with aggravating circumstances.

The body of Ruey-Lien Lin, who was in her 50s, was found with multiple stab wounds inside her Atlanta Street, Framesby Extension, home on September 19 2011. – Hendrick Mphande

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