Killer taxi driver's bail reinstated

2011-12-20 13:23
Cape Town - Taxi driver Jacob Humphreys, who was found guilty of murdering 10 children, had his bail reinstated by the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday.

Humphreys' advocate Johann Engelbrecht said Judge Siraj Desai reinstated the R20,000 bail on Tuesday morning.

"Judge Desai extended his bail, ending the hearing of the application for leave to appeal as against the order of Judge Henney," Engelbrecht said.

Humphreys was taking the children to school on August 25 last year when he stopped at the Buttskop level crossing in Blackheath, overtook a row of cars, ignored safety signals and proceeded over the tracks. A train hit the taxi and 10 of the children were killed. Four children were seriously injured.

Western Cape High Court Judge Robert Henney also found Humphreys, 55, guilty on four charges of attempted murder.

He is to be sentenced on February 20 and 21.

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