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Toxicology report delays 'Sunday Rapist' case

2011-12-13 10:40

Krugersdorp - The case against the man accused of killing Roodepoort schoolgirl Louise de Waal was postponed to February next year.

Magistrate Keith Page ordered that the toxicology report on the body be completed by February 1.

The court heard that it was difficult to complete the post mortem report without the toxicology report.

The case was postponed to February 1.

Johannes Jacobus (Jaco) Steyn faces 13 charges of rape, 10 of kidnapping, one of murder and six of sexual assault.

He allegedly abducted De Waal in Roodepoort in October, just before her 17th birthday

A burnt body, believed to be hers, was found on a farm in Magaliesburg later the same day. Steyn later handed himself over to authorities.

Two cases of kidnapping Steyn alleged committed in Rustenburg and Potchefstroom will also be heard in the Krugersdorp Magistrate's court.

This was after the State applied for all cases against him to be centralised.

Comments
  • Marianne - 2011-12-13 10:44

    At least he handed himself over...

      Chris - 2011-12-13 10:47

      Now justice must prevail. The sooner the better.

      cosmos.ndebele - 2011-12-13 10:52

      What ar you trying to say?

      Go - 2011-12-13 11:00

      lock the b@stard up for good, he has caused enough pain and suffering

      Kenny - 2011-12-13 11:36

      Shove a 2l coke bottle full of tik up his behind and send him to china.

      RPhiri - 2011-12-13 11:38

      He now needs to hand himself the death penalty. I hope he gets a lengthy sentence...he should only be eligible for parole when corruption in government comes to a halt...this like in two thousand and never. 20never.

      procold2 - 2011-12-13 11:42

      this is one very sick person, there are not enough brain doctors that can help this man,the best way out for him is execution, might seem to fast or seem to humaine to some, all these postponments are a waste of time and money they have a confession and overwhelming evidence,get it over with.

  • Herman - 2011-12-13 10:47

    Send him to China with some cocaine in his hair, will get the right punishment that side.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-12-13 11:03

    One really sick dude. Pisses me off that our tax feeds this trash.

  • Tommy - 2011-12-13 11:27

    it says he only has one case of murder against him..... what about the young schoolgirl who broke her neck and died whilst jumping out of his vehicle a few months ago????

  • J-Man - 2011-12-13 12:17

    I don;t get it. everyone has to come to court, (journalists included) to hear that a report isn't finished and that the case will be postponed. Can't they just phone ahead and say..umm..the report isn't finished, can w postpone? Takes five minutes and saves everyone the trouble of having to go there and of having to read this.

  • lizette.becker - 2011-12-13 12:37

    Send him to China!

      Tommy - 2011-12-14 15:12

      send him to my address rather.

  • bruce.samu1 - 2011-12-13 13:05

    what surprises me in south africa is a situation where criminal like this animal gets treated with kid gloves. it's only in southafrica where you find murderers, rapists, drug dealers, car theives and all sorts of serious criminals enjoy bail, all in the name of human rights. South africa is surely a criminals paradise. In other countries, such crime is non bailable and usualy punishable by death if not long jail sentences. Kill that criminal, dont send him to jail so that he can enjoy three meals a day and sleep comfortable, all at the tax payer's expense.

      Hanlie - 2011-12-13 20:12

      Agree 100% with you all!the lost sole could not even look Louise's mother in the eye. it takes a lot of courage for a mother to face an animal like him. He'll probably hide behind a tough childhood where he was molested and he had to continue to do the same to young girls who could not defend themselves. Its unfair that he got away with so many cases up to now. Its unfair that Louise's momand Jaco's wife have to suffer alone now, while he can eat on the tax payers bill with no punishment yet.

  • Monica - 2011-12-13 19:48

    Mrs de Waal and family you are in my prayers every day as are all the families of Jaco Steyn's victims. Jaco Steyn your wife and son are in my prayers too. So so so sad what you have done to all of your victims and their families. To our government and Jacob Zuma (as president you are personally responsible) - get your courts in order so as not to prolong these peoples agony. To our "elected" government stop squandering our hard earned tax payers money on corruption and paying to help corrupt people and put OUR money into crime prevention and effective policing!!! We pay your salaries - as did all of the victims families and what did you do!!

  • Jacqueline - 2012-02-01 14:02

    What I don’t understand is that these ruthless murderers who kill over and over are allowed to have a life behind bars (until relished on parole) yet the government won’t bring back the death penalty because of human rights but they allow abortions. Kill the innocent!!!! Set free the murderers!!!!!

      Jacqueline - 2012-02-01 14:07

      oeps (until released on parole)

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