Moodley loses last court bid

2010-05-26 08:26

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed a bid by convicted

murderer Donavan Moodley to have his jail life sentence reduced.

The Star newspaper reported that Moodley asked for leave to appeal

his sentence last year, claiming that it was “shockingly inappropriate”.

But SCA dismissed the application for leave to appeal which was

Moodley’s last hope to get his sentence reduced.

He was found guilty of kidnapping, extortion and murder after

kidnapping and then killing Leigh Matthews, a 21-year-old student at the Bond

University in Sandton, in 2004.

Moodley took R50?000 ransom money from Matthews’ father and then

shot her dead so that she could not identify him. He was sentenced to life for

the murder and an additional 25 years for kidnapping and extortion.



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