Case against father who beat child (2) to death postponed

It’s alleged Christopher Williams beat his daughter following an argument with her mother.

FILE: A forlorn looking Christopher Williams appeared briefly in the dock. Picture: Saps.

CAPE TOWN - The case against a Cape Town man accused of the murder of his two-year-old daughter has been postponed for a formal bail application.

Christopher Williams made his second appearance in the Athlone Magistrates Court today following the attack last month.

It's alleged the 32-year-old beat the toddler at the family's Hanover Park home following an argument with her mother.

A forlorn looking Williams appeared briefly in the dock.

Today's court date had been set for a formal bail application but the accused's representative was not ready to proceed.

The case has been postponed to August for further investigation.

A post-mortem found little Zoe Petersen was severely beaten at her family's home last month.

She was taken to the Hanover Park Day Hospital the following day where she was declared dead on arrival.

Williams fled after the incident but police managed to track him down at an Athlone informal settlement days later.

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