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Dad accused of killing twins in Hout Bay in fragile state, says lawyer

The Spanish national was arrested shortly after his ex-wife discovered the bodies of their twin children in a rental flat in Hout Bay two weeks ago.

Picture: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - The defence lawyer of a man accused of murdering his two children has requested that he be closely monitored due to his apparent fragile emotional state.

Mario Yela made his second appearance in the Wynberg magistrates court on Wednesday.

The Spanish national was arrested shortly after his ex-wife discovered the bodies of their twin children in a rental flat in Hout Bay two weeks ago.

The accused's lawyer, William Booth, says he is concerned about Yela's mental state.

“Our major concerns are his emotional and physical state. I think everyone could see in court that he looked in a bad way. Last week, when he appeared he was already in a bad state.”

Yela is expected back in court in next week.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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