Murdered Gill Packham to be laid rest, husband to remain behind bars

Police have confirmed that murdered Constantia woman Gill Packham’s husband has been arrested for her murder.

Robert Packham appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of premeditated murder and defeating the ends of justice.

EWN reporter Lauren Isaacs says the court heard that the Packham's were having marital issues due to his addiction troubles.

The State said that forensic pathologists claimed to have found blood in the en-suite bathroom and in his [Packham's] car.

Lauren Issacs, EWN reporter

Prosecutor Brynmore Benjamin argued that it is a schedule six premeditated murder, while the defence is pushing for a schedule five crime.

Lauren Issacs, EWN reporter

Gill Packham will be laid to rest on today (March 6), however her husband has been remanded in custody and will next appear in court on Friday.

To hear the rest of the report by Lauren Isaacs, listen below:

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