Son jailed for crime

2017-04-05 10:21

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The ten-year jail sentence handed down to murder accused Booi Klein (22) is expected to send out a message to other perpetrators that transgressors of the law will be convicted.

Klein was found guilty and sentenced in the Hopetown Regional Court for the murder of his father, April Mattheus (42), on Wednesday (29/03).

According to the police, the murder was committed on 1 February when Mattheus refused to give Klein money when he demanded it.

“Booi Klein demanded money from his father. When his father refused, he pulled out a knife and stabbed him in his chest,” stated Capt. Sergio Kock, police spokesperson.

“His father died on the scene.

“Booi was arrested and charged with murder.”

He appeared in court and was granted bail of R1 000 before the case continued and he was convicted.

Brig. Nomahlubi Sofika, cluster commander for the Pixley Ka Seme District, has applauded Det.Sgt Francisco Naude for a job well done for his role in Klein’s conviction.

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