Murder-accused banker manages to delay his trial yet again
Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been allowed to review a judge's decision not to acquit him on one murder charge
The former treasurer of the Bank of Athens, who is accused of murdering his wife and father, has been allowed to review a decision of the judge who refused to acquit him on one of the murder charges.
This is despite a series of missed deadlines resulting in months of delays and an argument by the prosecution that trying to appeal such a decision is not allowed by the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA).
Vincenzo Pietropaolo is on trial at the High Court in Johannesburg, charged with the murder of his estranged spouse Manuela, who was shot nine times at her home in November 2017. He is also facing a murder charge related to a separate incident where his father, Pasqualino, was killed in what initially appeared to be a robbery...