Daughter charged with mom's murder

2013-10-01 10:04
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Cape Town - The daughter of a Cape Town woman whose body was found in a shallow grave six months after she went missing, has been charged with her murder.

The Cape Argus reported that Phoenix Racing Cloud Theron, 18, appeared in the Simonstown Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the murder of her mother, Rosemary Theron, 39.

Two men, including the younger Theron's partner, Kyle Maspere, 18, were also charged. All three suspects are expected to appear in court again on Tuesday and may apply for legal aid.

Rosemary Theron, who lived in Clovelly and worked as a professional clown and stilt-walker, was reported missing in March. Her body was discovered in a shallow grave in Strandfontein over the weekend after the third suspect, Godfrey Scheepers, 20, made a confession to police. He allegedly helped move the body.

According to the Cape Argus, the court heard evidence that Phoenix Racing Cloud Theron and Maspere plotted the murder while under the influence of drugs. The daughter allegedly hugged her mother and said "Sorry for fighting" before Maspere crept up behind her and strangled her.

Rosemary Theron's friends expressed their shock on her Facebook page.

"You lay cold as they coldly lied," said one post, while another said: "This news wrenches at my heart."

 
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