There were tears of relief, but also deep sadness after call centre operator Mortimer Saunders was given two life sentences by the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday for the rape and murder of 3-year-old Elsie’s River girl Courtney Pieters. “It truly won’t bring the child back, but I am[…]
Self-confessed child killer Mortimer Saunders has been sentenced to two life sentences for the rape and premeditated murder of Courtney Pieters. Saunders was last month convicted of the rape and murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters after giving the Elsies River toddler ant poison in May 2017. Pieters was initially reported[…]
The Western Cape High Court has found self-confessed child killer, Mortimer Saunders, guilty of the rape and premeditated murder of Elsies River three-year-old Courtney Pieters. Saunders was arrested nine days after the toddler went missing in May 2017. Her body later found in a shallow grave in Epping Industria. Saunders[…]
Tuesday sees the start of the three-day judgment of Mortimer Saunders, accused of the rape and murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters. The man who confessed to the murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters is set to discover his fate over the next three days at the Western Cape High Court. The[…]
One out of two DNA analysis reports have matched the semen found on little Courtney Pieters’ T-shirt to her alleged murderer Mortimer Saunders, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday. Saunders is accused of the premeditated murder and rape of the toddler but has denied that the murder was[…]
Child killer Mortimer Saunders claimed to have searched for Courtney Pieters on the day the three-year-old girl went missing, her relative and former minder testified in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. He is believed to have already killed the toddler by then, giving her ant poison to make[…]
President Jacob Zuma and a convoy of government officials descended on Elsies River on Tuesday with a bag full of promises after the murder of Courtney Pieters. Children and adults packed the Adriaanse Civic Centre, where the memorial service for the three-year-old girl was held two weeks ago. They chuckled[…]
A man is expected to appear in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court in Cape Town on Wednesday in connection with the alleged murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters. Mortimer Saunders, 40, has been charged with the rape and murder of Pieters. He is believed to have rented a space in Courtney’s family[…]
By Yaseen Kippie There was a highly-charged atmosphere at the Goodwood magistrates court on Wednesday, as the 40 year old suspect in the murder case of three year old Courtney Pieters made his first appearance. Close to 200 people came to the court to show their support of the Pieters[…]
The deputy chairperson of the Elsies River Community Police Forum (CPF) has resigned from his position, in the wake of the fallout over the murder of three year old Courtney Pieters. Imraan Mukaddam announced his resignation on Tuesday, saying the CPF had been “hijacked by political interference”. A nine-day investigation[…]
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