Killer taxi driver in court over bail

2012-06-13 11:17
Johannesburg - The bail hearing of the taxi driver who killed 10 children is set to continue on Wednesday pending a Supreme Court of Appeal bid to have his conviction and sentence overturned.

The Western Cape High Court would hear Jacob Humphreys's bail application.

In March Humphreys approached the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal, Lex Mpati, for leave to appeal against the Western Cape High Court's judgement.

In February Western Cape High Court Judge Robert Henney sent Humphreys to jail for 20 years effectively.

He was convicted of murder following the accident he caused on August 25, 2010 at the Buttskop level crossing in Cape Town.

While taking children to school, Humphreys overtook a row of cars, ignored safety signals and proceeded over the tracks. A train hit the taxi, killing 10 of the children. Four others were seriously injured.

Henney denied Humphreys an application for leave to appeal on the day of the sentencing.
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