17 years for satanic ritual killers

2012-03-30 10:15
Johannesburg - Two of the men who admitted to the so-called satanic ritual killing of 18-year-old Kirsty Theologo have each been sentenced to 17 years in jail, according to a report on Friday.

The sentences - of which five years were suspended - were handed down to Lester Moody and Jeremy King, both 18, in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday, The Citizen reported.

Both men entered into a plea bargain with the State in a bid to get a lesser sentence.

In return they are expected to testify against the other accused: Lindon Wagner, 21, Robin Harwood, 18, Harvey Isha, 23, and a minor aged 15.

In October last year, Theologo was doused with petrol and set alight on a koppie behind the Linmeyer swimming pool in Julius Street, Johannesburg.

She died a week later in the Chris Hani-Baragwanath Hospital.

Her 14-year-old friend was also burnt, but survived. She underwent skin grafts and other treatment to limit the damage caused by the fire.

The case against Wagner, Harwood, Isha and the minor was postponed to April 13.

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