Plea bargain wanted in satanic ritual case

2012-02-02 20:15
Johannesburg - Two of the six youths accused of setting two girls alight in an alleged Satanic ritual want to enter into a plea bargain with the State, the SABC reported on Thursday.

The trial was postponed by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court earlier in the day to allow the defence team to negotiate with the prosecution on a plea bargain. The two were hoping to get a lesser sentence.

The trial would resume on February 21.

In October, Kirsty Theologo, 18, was doused with petrol and set alight on a koppie behind the Linmeyer swimming pool in Julius Street, Johannesburg.

She died in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital a week later.

Her 14-year-old friend was also burnt, but survived. She underwent skin grafts and other treatment to limit the physical damage caused by the fire.

Lindon Wagner, 21, Robin Harwood, 18, Harvey Isha, 23, Lester Moody, 18, and Jeremy King, 18, remain in custody. They were denied bail in November.

The sixth accused, a 15-year-old girl, was previously released into the custody of her parents. Her case would continue in camera.
- SAPA
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