Convicted murderer Anthony Strauss to appeal life sentence

2016-01-14 05:31
Anthony Strauss hides his face from the media as he is led out of the Randburg Magistrate's Court. (Naledi Shange, News24)

Anthony Strauss hides his face from the media as he is led out of the Randburg Magistrate's Court. (Naledi Shange, News24)

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Johannesburg - Convicted murderer Anthony Strauss is expected to apply for leave to appeal his life sentence at the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

During the trial, Strauss had admitted to strangling Lerusha Govender in a fit of rage on December 30 after the pair had a disagreement.

Strauss had been hired by Govender in December last year to build kitchen cupboards at her house in Paulshof, Johannesburg.

He told the court he had tied an electrical cord around Govender's neck and choked her to death, stating he had never meant to kill her.

Under cross-examination, Strauss had admitted to being a drug addict and told the court he had used drugs on several occasions on the day he killed Govender.

Strauss's cellphone records were brought in as part of the evidence, and it was revealed that he had spent the day making phone calls to his Nigerian drug dealers as well as to his girlfriend Lilla Shaw.

Shaw had introduced Govender to Strauss and recommended him for the job.

It was understood that Strauss had strangled and killed Govender and then covered her with a duvet.

He spent several hours at her home after killing her and left in her sports car the next morning.

Govender's body was later discovered at her home by her brother.

Strauss was found guilty of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.



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