Convicted child rapist and murderer Moyhdian Pangkaeker — who violated the corpse of an eight-year-old victim by sawing off her hand — deserves at least nine life sentences. That was the nub of the argument in aggravation of sentence put forward by the state at the high court in Cape[…]
Survivors and relatives of victims from a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques described in court on Tuesday how more than a year after the attack, they are still having trouble sleeping, enjoying life and providing for their families. It was the second day of a four-day sentencing hearing[…]
Sentencing proceedings for former paralympian and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius are expected to continue at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday. Sentencing procedures have been set down for a week before Judge Thokozile Masipa, who originally sentenced Pistorius in October 2014. In the early hours of February 14, 2013,[…]
While the world is gearing up for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, jail is looming large for former hero Oscar Pistorius. If the State had its way, Oscar would long be behind bars by now, and for a very long time. The world’s eyes will again be[…]
“A jail sentence is the last thing you deserve and I hope no one gets away with the terrible treatment they have subjected you to.” This message was posted by a fan identified only as Sara on the blog, Support for Oscar, where messages of support have streamed in on[…]
Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his five co-accused who were convicted of attempted murder, kidnapping and dealing in drugs were expected to be sentenced in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday. Their sentencing was postponed last month because Krejcir’s lawyer, Annelene van den Heever, was off after sustaining a[…]
Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and his co-accused will have to wait until next month to hear their sentence for trying to kidnap and attempting to murder a Katlehong man. Krejcir and five others appeared before Judge Colin Lamont in the High Court in Johannesburg on Friday. The matter was promptly[…]
A man found guilty of killing his ex-client’s lover in Cape Town, and allegedly cut his victim’s heart out to eat part of it, will be sentenced in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Andrew Chimboza, 35, had, as part of plea agreement, pleaded guilty to killing 62-year-old Mbuyiselo[…]
Convicted killer Thandi Maqubela will be sentenced in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday, the SABC reported. During closing arguments in sentencing proceedings on Thursday, the State asked the court to hand down a long sentence, the national broadcaster reported. Maqubela’s husband, acting judge Patrick Maqubela, who worked in[…]
The sentences a social worker recommended for convicted killer Thandi Maqubela may be seen as too lenient and bring the administration of justice into disrepute, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday. “I certainly think that it would challenge whether the administration of justice is working,” social worker Arina[…]
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