Vital evidence links suspect to murder



May 30, 2016
Vital evidence links suspect to murder

LAID TO REST:Pub owner Calvin Goliath, 65. CREDIT: Supplied

Deon Brand, 30, was “positively linked” to the crime scene after vital evidence was left behind.

The second suspect behind bars for the murder of a well-known Mitchells Plain pub owner will be “positively linked” to the crime scene after vital evidence was left behind.

Deon Brand, 30, made his first appearance at the Mitchells Plain Magistrates’ Court on Friday on charges of murder and attempted murder.

On Wednesday, Brand handed himself over to police for the murder of Calvin Goliath, 65.

Calvin was the owner of Premium Sports Bar and Dagbreek Liquors in Westridge, and was shot dead in a robbery outside his pub on May 19.

Brand will now be sharing the dock with his co-accused Donald Conrad, 37.

A third suspect is still being sought.

The two are expected back in court on June 13 when their dockets will be combined.

Meanwhile, top police sources reveal Brand allegedly left “vital forensic evidence” at the scene which links him to the murder.

The source says the evidence tested “positively” after forensic teams carried out their investigation inside the victim’s car.

Conrad was arrested days after the murder after he was piemped by a community member who identified him as the suspected killer.

A VW Golf MK2, believed to be used in the murder, was also seized.

During Conrad’s first appearance last week Monday, it emerged he had confessed to detectives, admitting to robbing Calvin and shooting him.

Calvin was laid to rest on Saturday.

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