Closing argumentsJacques Steenkamp
Closing arguments in the Griekwastad murder trial's sentencing hearing will take place on Tuesday, the 24th of June. The 17 year old boy was convicted of three counts of murder, one count of rape and another count of defeating the ends of justice on the 27th of March 2014. Therefore he might be sentenced exactly three months later on Friday the 27th of June.
But this will depend on whether State Prosecutor Hannes Cloete and the boy's attorney, Riaan Bode, manages to finish arguing their cases before Judge President Frans Kgomo. And whether or not Kgomo will need more than a couple of days to decide the boy's fate.
Yet, the case won't be over if all of this happens by the end of June. The boy has already indicated that he will appeal and he needs to do so within 14 days after the sentencing has been finalised. So it may take months yet before we will know whether or not his appeal was succesful or failed and more importantly, whether or not he will remain in prison or return to society...
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Re: Closing arguments - by Jean-Pierre Victor
June 24 2014 14:36:37
Hope they sentence him for as long as possible. He deserves it.
Sentencing - by dolores Potgieter
June 24 2014 15:56:45
Advocate Cloete is so on the button. Truly hope they put him away to sit for at least 20 years. I can never believe that this was a spur of the moment act. This was a very well thought out premeditated murder. Used his sister who adored him to finalise the mass murders. So true what Advocate Cloete says, has his gaurdians and few family members who don;t ask questions, failing to upset him, therefore feeling he has carte blanche to all and sundrys' emotions. Lock him up at Pollsmoor so the 26 gang can make him know what his sister went through. Absolutely no sympathy. Just for the record: doesn't mean to say that because he loves horses (animals) that he doesn't fit the pyscopath profile
Re: Closing arguments - by SHUT UP DOLORES
August 07 2014 15:50:49
shut up dolores. you talk too much on the Internet