Rape, murder accused denied bail

2011-12-16 08:01
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Henning killers sentenced to 18 years

Pretoria policeman Gerhardus du Plessis and Martin Pieterse were found guilty and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for the murder of Channelle Henning. The two are part of a group of five men arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting of the young mother in Faerie Glen, Pretoria.

Bloemfontein - Three men accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl were denied bail in the Virginia Magistrate's Court on Thursday, Free State police said.

The case was postponed to January 26 for further investigation, said Sergeant Tlalanyane Pakela.

The three were arrested earlier this month when the body of the girl was found floating in a canal in Meloding.

It is believed Motlalepule Lekhoaba and her 16-year-old boyfriend were standing in the street when they were accosted by three men, armed with knives.

The boy ran off and the girl was subsequently taken to a field where she was raped and killed.
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