Adopted son killed parents over money

2012-07-27 09:17
Theresa du Plooy (Beeld)

Theresa du Plooy (Beeld)

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Pretoria - The adopted son of Schalk, 52, and Theresa du Plooy, 51, killed his Delmas parents because they wouldn’t give him more money.

This evidence emerged in court on Thursday in the murder trial of Schalk du Plooy, 18, stated Beeld.

Du Plooy and co-accused  Morné Labuschagne, 23, were drug addicts and friends and accused of beating Du Plooy’s parents with a cricket bat and stabbing them with a kitchen knife.

Their bodies were thrown next to a golf course.

The prosecutor stated that “the amount of blood and hair on the bat showed extreme violence”.

Du Plooy admitted stealing money from his parents to buy drugs as well as breaking into their pharmacy to get money.

Du Plooy’s advocate said the two accused had used drugs heavily before the fight, during which Du Plooy’s mother had apparently shouted at him, telling him to leave the house and saying she regretted adopting him.

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