Murdered Pete Mihalik, lawyer to criminals – Who was he really?

Murdered Pete Mihalik, lawyer to criminals – Who was he really?

- The legal world was shaken when it learned of the death of top criminal lawyer Pete Mihalik

- Mihalik was shot execution-style when he dropped his children off at school on Tuesday morning

- The criminal lawyer was allegedly involved in the gangster world of Cape Town

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Pete Mihalik was shot to death on Tuesday morning in what looked like an execution. The way Pete was shot makes everyone wonder if one of his cases could be the reason for his death.

Pete is a criminal lawyer and his clients included some very bad people. The murdered lawyer handled cases that were seriously high-profile.

His clients included the suspected 28s gang leader Ralph Stanfield, alleged kingpin Mark Lifman, and alleged leader of the Sexy Boys gang, Jerome Booysen.

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Who was Pete Mihalik?

Pete was the father of two children, who saw him shot when he was dropping them off at school at about 7:30 Tuesday morning.

Until two years ago, Pete was married, but his wife committed suicide after suffering from depression. His mother committed suicide when she was 38 - she took rat poison. Pete's sister committed suicide at the same age her mother did by jumping to her death.

Pete followed in his father's footsteps. His father, Janos Mihalik, was also a criminal lawyer and represented many criminal bigshots.

According to a report by News24, Pete was very involved in Cape Town's gangster underworld. It is also alleged he was the middle man between gangsters and businesses.

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But whoever Pete was in the public eye and with his clients, he was still a father to two children who are now orphans thanks to his murder.

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