Hubby Accused of Killing New Bride Linked to 2nd Hit: Cops

Driver: he boasted of setting up earlier job
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 9, 2010 4:04 AM CST
Shrien Dewani, back, is taken to a van at the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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(Newser) – The British groom charged with hiring hitmen to murder his wife during a fake carjacking during their honeymoon in South Africa has been linked to a second killing. Wealthy businessman Shrien Dewani, 30, allegedly offered his driver $2,100 to murder his wife, and boasted he had once arranged a similar hit, according to South African law enforcement authorities. Dewani hired two gunmen through his driver and withdrew money from a bank account shortly before his wife's murder to pay them, according to prosecutors.

Dewani's lawyers are claiming South African officials are seeking to extradite him for his wife's murder because they don't want tourists to view the nation as a dangerous place to visit—and that his wife was the victim of carjackers. Dewani is out on bail in London while extradition proceedings condition, though he may be sent back to prison following hearings today, reports Soweto Live.

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