Man arrested for 3-year-old Lavender Hill boy's murder due back in court

Liam Petersen was gunned down and his father was wounded in a shooting at their Hillview home a week ago. The little boy died on arrival at a medical facility in Retreat.

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CAPE TOWN - A Seawinds man is expected to return to the Muizenberg Magistrates Court on Monday to face a charge of murder of a 3-year-old boy.

Liam Petersen was gunned down and his father was wounded in a shooting at their Hillview home a week ago. The little boy died on arrival at a medical facility in Retreat.

Members attached to the police's anti-gang unit last week arrested two suspects but only one of them appeared in the dock on Friday, where the matter was postponed to today for the appointment of a Legal Aid lawyer.

It's believed the second suspect taken into police custody wasn't formally charged.

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