My kids blame me - Theologo's mom

2013-11-08 13:00
Sylvia Theologo (Picture: Bongiwe Gumede)

Sylvia Theologo (Picture: Bongiwe Gumede)

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Johannesburg - Satanic murder victim Kirsty Theologo’s mother, Sylvia, believes her children blame her for her daughter’s death, the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge, heard on Friday.

"My children blame me because I am her mother and I was supposed to protect her," Sylvia said.

She was testifying ahead of the sentencing of Lindon Wagner and Robin Harwood, who were convicted on Thursday of her daughter’s murder.

The court heard that Theologo was repeatedly struck with a rock, doused with petrol, and set alight as part of a Satanic soul-selling ritual on a hill in Linmeyer in October 2011. She died of her injuries a week later in hospital.

Her friend, now 16-years-old, survived the attack. Sylvia told the court her children were not the same since Theologo died.

"We have all changed," she said.

Her son Alex had become disrespectful and aggressive.

Forgiveness

Sylvia said she would never forgive Wagner and Harwood, adding that if they wanted forgiveness they would get it from God.

"I thought these were good Christian boys."

She confessed that she had since turned to drugs but was receiving help.

Sylvia also claimed to have bald spots as a result of stress caused by the death.

Another accused, Harvey Isha, was acquitted on Thursday after Judge Geraldine Borchers found his evidence believable.

 He had told the court he had no part in Theologo’s killing and watched from behind a tree as his friends attacked her.

Courtney Daniels was found guilty of common assault after it was found that she laced the victims' drinks with brake fluid.

She was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for five years.

Two other men, Lester Moody and Jeremy King, earlier confessed to the killings and were sentenced to 17 years in prison, five of them suspended.

Harwood and Wagner’s lawyers claimed their clients were apologetic for what had happened.

The court heard that Wagner had a previous conviction for housebreaking.

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