Mom murder: Teen abandons bail bid

2013-10-11 09:36
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Cape Town - The Clovelly teenager who is accused of killing her mother broke down in tears in court on Thursday as she and her co-accused abandoned their bail application.

The Cape Argus reported on Friday that Phoenix Racing Cloud Theron, 19, appeared in the Simon's Town Magistrate's Court along with her partner Kyle Maspero, 18, and Godfrey Scheepers, 20.

They stand accused of murdering Rosemary Theron, 39, who went missing in March. Her body was discovered in a shallow grave in Strandfontein after Scheepers made a confession to police. He was granted bail at an earlier court hearing.

The State contends that Theron and Maspero conspired to carry out the murder while under the influence of drugs.

According to the Cape Argus, Theron and Maspero did not apply for bail on Thursday as they apparently wanted to finalise the matter as soon as possible without wasting the court's time. Theron stood trembling and crying in the dock, while Maspero appeared calm.

The Cape Times reported that the court was packed with family and friends of both the victim and accused.

The State prosecutor told the court that the investigation is not yet complete.

The case was postponed to next month and the pair will remain in custody.

 

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