I pay every day for what I did - Lotter

2012-03-05 09:13
Durban - The Westville woman who stands accused of killing her parents has told reporters how deeply she regrets her actions.

Nicolette Lotter, 29, is in the dock with brother Hardus, 23, and Mathew Naidoo, 25, for the brutal slaying of Riekie and Johan Lotter in their Westville home in 2008, reported the Sunday Tribune.

Speaking from prison, Nicolette denied being a Satanist and said she had always been a Christian.

She said she still prayed every day that her sister would forgive her. Christelle Lotter apparently cut all contact with Nicolette and Hardus after the murders.

Nicolette told reporters that she prayed every day for what she had done, and knew she would have to answer for her sins.

“I cannot look my mother in the eye and say: ‘You were right when you warned me about the company I kept.’ I cannot say to my father: ‘Thank you for your love and protection all my life.’

“If I get out of prison one day and should have a child, he or she will turn to me and say: ‘Where is granny? Where is grandpa?’ It will never be over.”

She said she knew she would pay for the crimes for the rest of her life.

The trial resumes on Monday. A psychiatrist is expected to testify.
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