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BREAKING | GUILTY: Court rules that Carl Abrahams murdered his wife, Angelique

Carl Abrahams was found guilty of murdering his wife, Angelique Clarke-Abrahams, at the East London high court on Friday.
Carl Abrahams was found guilty of murdering his wife, Angelique Clarke-Abrahams, at the East London high court on Friday.
Image: MICHAEL PINYANA

Emotions were high on Friday as Carl Abrahams was found guilty of killing his wife, Angelique Clarke-Abrahams, in September 2019.

The East London high Court was packed on Friday with Angelique's family, friends, supporters, and gender-based violence activists patiently waiting for justice to finally prevail.

Abrahams had claimed that Angelique died after a seizure.

During testimony, the couple's young son testified that he had witnessed his father brutally beating his mother and covering her unconscious body with a blanket.

Sentencing has been postponed to December 20 on Monday morning at 10am.

Abrahams has been remand­ed to custody until sentencing.

Marion Peake, a former colleague and close friend of Angelique's said: “We are very excited and happy about the judgment. We hope gets a life a sentence, as he took one.

“Angelique started working for us six years ago, we noticed in her work that she was not performing well due to personal conflicts.”

Peake said they had to remove Angelique from the organisation, and make them a case, as they specialised in marriage counselling and other charity work.

“We used to donate food, and be involved in any altercations so that we solve the problem between the Abrahams couple.

“I advised her to do a protection order against Abrahams and file for divorce, because I could see how toxic the relationship was.”

Peake added the couples' eight year old son is placed under foster care and is currently living with his maternal grandmother.

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