Jayde Panayiotou

Video recording ruled admissible in Panayiotou murder trial

A video recording in which Christopher Panayiotou allegedly implicated himself in his wife’s murder, was ruled admissible by Judge Dayalin Chetty in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday. The trial-within-a-trial dealt with the admissibility of an undercover police sting operation where the businessman allegedly implicated himself in his wife[…]

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Best two seconds of my life: Jayde’s mom

The best two seconds of her life. That is how Michelle Inngs described the moment when the man accused of masterminding her daughter Jayde Panayiotou’s murder, failed again in his attempt to be released on bail. Christopher Panayiotou’s family as well as his defence, were notably absent from proceedings on[…]

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Court told of Jayde murder ‘dry runs’

Christopher Panayiotou was eager to kill his teacher wife and her hitmen had several dry runs before the actual murder, the court heard on Thursday. The Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court was given chilling details about a plan to kill Jayde Panayiotou, allegedly master-minded by her husband Christopher. State prosecutor Marius[…]

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Panayiotou mistress pregnancy rumours ‘absurd’

Christopher Panayiotou, accused of master-minding the murder of his wife Jayde, had an on and off relationship with his employee Chanelle Coutts. This was according to his lawyer Alwyn Griebenow on Wednesday, Netwerk24 reported. On speculation that Coutts could be pregnant, Griebenow said: “If she is pregnant Christopher is not[…]

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Panayiotou bought huge home for Jayde: report

Chris Panayiotou had bought a house in a sought-after area in Port Elizabeth that he was going to move into with his wife Jayde, the woman he’s accused of having killed. The house has four large bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a massive open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, with a[…]

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Panayiotou to spend a few more days behind bars

Jayde Panayiotou’s husband Christopher, accused of master-minding the beloved teacher’s murder, spent Thursday in court complaining about the conditions in holding cells. During his bail application in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court, his lawyer Terry Price said the conditions in the holding cells at St Alban’s prison were ”despicable” and[…]

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Jayde’s husband to apply for bail

The husband of murdered teacher Jayde Panayiotou will be applying for bail on Thursday. Christopher Panayiotou’s attorney, Alwyn Grievenow, confirmed on Monday that he would be bringing a bail application on behalf of his client. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson, Velekhaya Mgobhozi, said the NPA will be opposing the bail application.[…]

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Christopher Panayiotou on suicide watch: report

Christopher Panayiotou, the alleged mastermind behind the murder of his wife Jayde, is on 24-hour watch for fear he might try to commit suicide. Panayiotou, 28, is awaiting trial at St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth, reported Netwerk24 . If he is refused bail, he will continue to await trial[…]

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