Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:03 AM by AP/CS
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) - A South African accused of being the triggerman in the 2010 honeymoon slaying of a Swedish bride has been found guilty.
Judge Robert Henney gave his verdict Monday in the trial of Xolile Mngeni, arrested for the killing of 28-year-old Anni Dewani. Prosecutors say Mngeni was hired by Dewani's British husband to carry out the November 2010 killing, which was made to look like a car hijacking in Cape Town's impoverished Gugulethu township.
In August, Mngeni's alleged accomplice Mziwamadoda Qwabe pleaded guilty to charges over the slaying. Dewani's British husband, Shrien Dewani, is fighting extradition to South Africa and continues to deny he orchestrated the killing.