Blackheath taxi driver to be sentenced

2012-02-20 08:34
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Blackheath driver found guilty

Taxi driver Jacob Humphreys was found guilty of murdering 10 school children when his minibus was hit by a train at a level crossing at Blackheath outside Cape Town last year.

Cape Town - The minibus taxi driver who was found guilty of murdering 10 children is expected to hear his jail sentence in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Jacob Humphreys, who had his R20 000 bail reinstated last year, was found guilty of murder and attempted murder.

Humphreys was taking the children to school on August 25, 2010, when he stopped at the Buttskop level crossing in Blackheath, overtook a row of cars, ignored safety signals and proceeded over the tracks.

A train hit the minibus taxi and 10 of the children were killed. Four children were seriously injured.

Western Cape High Court Judge Robert Henney also found Humphreys, 55, guilty on four charges of attempted murder.

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