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Gabriela Kabrins, 39, the daughter of Malibu restaurateur, Howdy Kabrins, is believed by South African authorities to have been killed by her boyfriend, Diego Dougherty Novella, on July 29 in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo Submitted
Chris Bashaw, Editor
4:12 pm PDT August 10, 2015

A wealthy Guatemalan man was charged Aug. 4 with the July 29 Cape Town, South Africa murder of his girlfriend Gabriela Kabrins, the 39-year-old daughter of a Malibu restaurateur.

Diego Dougherty Novella, 41, was charged with Kabrins’ alleged murder, and was still in police custody Monday, Aug. 9, although expected to apply for release on bail Aug. 21.