Lotters guilty of parents' murders

2012-03-13 11:17
Durban - Brother and sister Hardus and Nicolette Lotter were convicted in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Tuesday of murdering their parents.

Mathew Naidoo, Nicolette's boyfriend at the time, who the siblings said was the mastermind behind the murder plot, was also found guilty.

Judge Shyan Gyanda, sitting with two assessors, found the siblings had been influenced by Naidoo, who told them he was the third son of God.

However, he said they still had the ability to differentiate between right and wrong.

Their parents Maria Magdalena Lotter, 52, and her husband Johannes Petrus "Johnny" Lotter, 53, were murdered in their Durban home on July 19 2008.

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