Murder-Accused Grayson James Beare To Apply For Bail

Over a month after the murder of Durban mother Halima Hoosen-Preston in front of her family, her alleged killer is set to seek bail.

Grayson Beare, 44, is set to seek for bail during his third appearance in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning.

A district surgeon’s assessment determined that Beare was mentally fit to stand trial during his most recent court appearance.

The State intends to oppose the bail application on the grounds that it is a Schedule 6 offense with a minimum punishment of life imprisonment.

Glenmore resident, Halima Hoosen-Preston, was murdered in her home, allegedly by Grayson James Beare. Picture: Facebook

Hoosen-Preston was stabbed several times at her Glenmore house in the early hours of June 2, 2024.

Beare allegedly invaded the couple’s home on June 2 and stabbed multiple family members.

Hoosen-Preston’s husband and son were both stabbed but survived the attack.

The daughter told police that the suspect told her he was stabbing them because of their support for Palestine, but the family later issued a statement stating that the conduct was totally criminal and should be dealt accordingly.

Following the murder, the Beare family issued a statement expressing their strong support for and solidarity with the victims, the Hoosen-Preston family.

Beare is the adopted and estranged son of businessman Julian Beare, the head of Beare Holdings.

He adopted Grayson Beare while married to his mother, who has since died.

The family stated that they would not provide financial assistance to Grayson.

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