Panayiotou defence want judge to recuse himself
Kathryn Kimberley | 2017-06-12 12:17:53.0
Christopher Panayiotou is charged with having his wife, Jayde, killed.
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Lawyers representing Christopher Panayiotou now want the presiding judge to recuse himself‚ based on their belief that the murder accused has not been granted a fair trial.
This comes after Judge Dayalin Chetty ruled that a secret video recording may be admitted as evidence.
The video allegedly implicates Panayiotou in his wife’s murder.
Advocate Terry Price SC was upset that Judge Chetty did not give reasons for his ruling.
The trial has accordingly been postponed to Wednesday.