De Jager sentencing postponed

2014-05-05 11:50
Johannes Christiaan De Jager (File, Sapa)

Johannes Christiaan De Jager (File, Sapa)

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Cape Town - Sentencing proceedings against convicted killer Johannes Christiaan de Jager were postponed by the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

De Jager's lawyer Sakkie Maartens said he was involved in another matter that was due to start later on Monday and was therefore unavailable.

"The idea was to provisionally postpone until today to determine a suitable date to finalise the matter," he told Acting Judge Chuma Cossie.

"The request for a postponement is also to afford me more time to investigate further mitigating arguments and to prepare to make submissions to this court."

De Jager, 49, dressed in a tracksuit top and jeans, will remain in custody until 22 May.

He seemed relaxed and chatted with Maartens before the court was in session.

Last week, he was convicted of killing 18-year-old prostitute Hiltina Alexander in 2008 and 16-year-old Charmaine Mare last year.

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