The man arrested in relation to the murder of detective Charl Kinnear has denied his involvement in the Anti-Gang Unit member’s death. Zane Killian made his third appearance at the Bishop Lavis Magistrates Court today. His lawyer, Eric Breyer submitted two documents to court as proof that Killian is an accredited private investigator who is allowed to conduct surveillance. The State alleges that Killian had tracked Kinnear’s cell phones between March and September. Breyer also contends that Killian did not conspire to kill the police officer. Kinnear was gunned down outside his Bishop Lavis home last month. Killian was nabbed in Gauteng last month, and faces charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the illegal interception of communication.
Meanwhile, a process is underway to move the matter to a regional court. Due to security concerns, Killian’s bail bid will be heard in a different court, but he will have to return to the Bishop Lavis Court next week.