Man cleared of South African honeymoon murder returns to UK, but faces possible civil action

December 10, 2014 6:30 AM

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LONDON – When a commercial flight brings him back to Britain on Wednesday, Shrien Dewani will be a free man at last, cleared by a South African judge of ordering the killing of his young bride on their honeymoon.

But the once high-flying British businessman has paid a heavy price for his four-year ordeal, which included a lengthy extradition procedure and a trial in South Africa that ended abruptly this week when a judge dismissed the charges because she found the prosecution's case unconvincing.

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