Legal expert not surprised Dewani off the hook

British businessman Shrien Dewani has been discharged of the killing of his wife Anni in 2010 and is free to return home.

Western Cape High Court Deputy Judge President Jeanette Traverso said his application for a discharge was granted and he was thus found not guilty on five charges.

"There is no evidence on which a reasonable man can convict the accused," she said.

It was her opinion that the evidence presented fell far below the threshold of what was required.

Criminal law expert Cliff Alexander agrees with the ruling:

There weren't hard nuts and bolts, [to this case] there were soft little marshmallows floating on top.

Cliff Alexander

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