Glitch stalls sentencing of killer parents

2012-10-18 19:08
Marissa Rudman (Picture: Sapa)

Marissa Rudman (Picture: Sapa)

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Pretoria - Sentencing of parents convicted of killing their baby boy was delayed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.

Judge Cynthia Pretorius postponed the matter to 5 November, after the court heard that pre-sentencing reports earlier requested by the accuseds' Legal Aid advocates were not ready, because of a glitch at the Legal Aid Board.

Marissa Rudman, who lived in the Cape, was out on bail, while her lover Nolan Schoeman would remain in custody.

In August this year the two were found guilty of murdering their son, 2-month-old Wade.

He died of severe head injuries four days after being admitted to the Steve Biko Hospital in Pretoria in April 2009.

According to medical evidence, parts of the baby's brain had already died and he was in a coma when he was admitted to the hospital. His brain injuries had been caused by direct blunt force trauma.

Both accused denied being aware of the abuse.

- SAPA

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