Moon may avoid jail - report

2013-04-12 17:54
Bryce Moon (Werner Beukes, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Former Bafana Bafana player Bryce Moon could avoid going to jail after being convicted of culpable homicide, a report said on Friday.

Moon was found guilty of culpable homicide, but acquitted of attempted murder, drunk driving and reckless or negligent driving in the Randburg Magistrate's Court, after he hit and killed pedestrian Mavis Ncube while she was walking in Sandton back in 2009.

Eyewitness News reported that both prosecutors and defence lawyers argued that Moon should receive a fine with the alternative of jail time as part of his sentence.

His defence asked the magistrate to take into account that he was only 23 when the accident happened, and that he has no previous convictions, EWN reported.

Moon did not intend to kill Ncube, EWN reported his lawyer as saying.

Despite arguing that Moon showed no remorse for his actions, prosecutor Roger Mareume agreed with the defence that a fine would be an appropriate sentence, the report said.
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