Cape Town trio get life for murder

2012-06-21 07:42

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Johannesburg - Three men were sentenced to life in prison for murder in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, police said.

Yusuf Cupido, 45, Manfred Links, 40, and John Maggot, 40, were convicted of killing a shop owner in March last year, Lieutenant Colonel André Traut said.

The men, from Manenberg in Cape Town, were found guilty on June 13.

"Besides the life sentence, Cupido and Links were each also sentenced to one year imprisonment for pointing of a firearm and six years for the possession of an illegal firearm," he said.

The owner was found dead on his shop floor in Surrey Estate, Cape Town, on March 14 2011, after police were notified of the shooting.

Cupido, Links and Maggot were arrested a few weeks later.

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