A 26-year-old man who allegedly murdered six-year-old Stacey Adams made his first appearance in court on Wednesday. The accused appeared in the Mit
A 26-year-old man who allegedly murdered six-year-old Stacey Adams made his first appearance in court on Wednesday.
The accused appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court.
Stacey Adams was reported missing by her grandmother on Sunday after she failed to arrive at her mother’s house.
SAPS officers, assisted by the Neighbourhood Watches, Street Committees, Sector Crime Forum members and the Community Policing Forum began searching for the six-year-old girl.
Her naked body was found hours after she was reported missing on Sunday afternoon.
The suspect was arrested shortly after the gruesome discovery.
Speaking to TimesLIVE, family member Lial Daniels said that the family had known the accused since he was a child.
Daniels said that seeing the accused in court infuriated the family.
“His attitude in court today made me feel like standing up‚ jumping over the counter and just going to get him myself because my heart is still broken‚” Daniels said.
The suspect is facing charges of rape and murder.