Killer wants to pay victim's child support

2012-08-17 08:32
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Cape Town - A man who was convicted of killing a Cape Town father when he beat him to death in a scrap yard fight says he wants to pay child support for his victim’s 5-year-old daughter.

The Daily Voice reported that Sergio van Wyk, 24, - who weighed only 50kg - was beaten to death by Rudolph Erasmus at Makro Metals Scrapyard in Parow in December 2009.

Erasmus is a big man of around 120kg.

Erasmus’s lawyer said his client felt remorse for what he had done and wanted to pay child support. He hoped the court would take this into account when he was sentenced.

But the state prosecutor was not convinced, saying Erasmus had a history of violence.

The Van Wyk family was said to be struggling financially since the man’s death but the victim’s mother, Esme van Wyk said she still didn’t want Erasmus’s money.

“I will refuse the R500 per month. I will raise my grandchild with my own money. The court must give a severe sentence, now he wants to pay his way out of prison.”

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