ARTICLES RELATING TO NICOLETTE LOTTER

I got a raw deal, says Mathew Naidoo

2012-04-02 09:50

Convicted murderer Mathew Naidoo says he had no reason to kill his former girlfriend Nicolette Lotter's parents, and that she never forgave him for jilting her.

Attorney writes book on Lotters

2012-03-19 21:07

Hardus and Nicolette Lotter's original attorney Danie Grundlingh has written a book about their murder of their parents, saying it may change the public perception of the siblings' actions.

Mathew Naidoo gets double life

2012-03-19 13:58
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Mathew Naidoo, the self-proclaimed "third son of God", has been given a double life sentence by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for his part in the killing of his ex-girlfriend's parents.

Uncle urges counselling for Lotters

2012-03-19 12:50

Nicolette Lotter, who was convicted of taking part in her parents' murder, is still preoccupied with witchcraft, the KZN High Court has heard.

Naidoo denies role in Lotter murder

2012-03-13 22:26

Mathew Naidoo has denied planning or taking part in the murders of his former girlfriend's parents moments after being found guilty by the KwaZulu-Natal Durban High Court.

Lotters guilty of parents' murders

2012-03-13 11:17
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Brother and sister Hardus and Nicolette Lotter have been convicted in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court of murdering their parents.

Nicolette Lotter 'on religious mission'

2012-03-08 22:37

Nicolette Lotter was on a religious mission to kill her parents, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban has heard.

Lotter didn't take threats seriously

2012-03-07 19:48

When Nicolette Lotter was writing death threats to her parents, as ordered to by her former boyfriend, she did not think he would carry out the plan, the KwaZulu-Natal High court has heard.

Lotter believed she was 'next victim'

2012-03-06 17:14

Double murder accused Nicolette Lotter suspects that she might have been the next one to be killed, she told the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Lotter believed that God wanted mom dead

2012-03-05 20:37

As Nicolette Lotter was stabbing her mother to death, she told the dying woman she was doing God's will, the KwaZulu-Natal High court has heard.

Lotter domestic, Naidoo 'in cahoots'

2011-11-10 21:32

Double murder accused Mathew Naidoo worked in cahoots with the Lotter family's domestic worker, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

Lotter accused felt like a 'suicide bomber'

2011-11-09 15:27

Nicolette Lotter, who is accused of murdering her parents, was "as motivated as a suicide bomber" and believed in what was expected of her, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

Lotter accused 'ready for jail'

2011-11-08 15:46

Double murder accused Mathew Naidoo has told the KwaZulu-Natal High Court he has no intention of coming out his trial a winner.

Lotter trial: Naidoo changes plea to guilty

2011-11-07 15:44

The high-profile trial involving the murder trial of a Westville couple has taken a dramatic turn when the reputed mastermind, Mathew Naidoo, changed his plea to guilty.

Lotter siblings back in court

2011-11-07 09:01

Two siblings accused of murdering their parents at their Durban home are expected back in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Lotters trying to shift blame - Naidoo

2011-11-04 19:45

It was clear to double murder accused Mathew Naidoo that his two co-accused Nicolette and Hardus Lotter were trying to implicate him in killing their parents, he has said.

Naidoo 'freaked out' over dead body

2011-11-03 19:56

The reputed mastermind behind the murder of a Durban couple has recounted how he "freaked" when he found the body of his girlfriend's mother.

I love you, dying mother told killer son

2011-11-01 22:48

"I love you", were Riekie Lotter's last words to her killer son, he has told a court as he let out a wail and broke down in the witness box.

Bastards must pay, Lotter said in letter

2011-10-31 22:54

Police found a letter in the bedroom of Hardus Lotter, who is accused of murdering his parents, that read "the bastards must pay" because they'd "belittled the authority of God".

Lotter accused breaks down

2011-10-28 17:15

A Durban man accused of murdering both his parents has broken down in court as he described how he attacked his mother.

Lotter trial first of its kind

2011-10-27 20:26

The double murder trial underway in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban is the first in the country where children are accused of killing both parents, an expert says.

Lotters break down as confession read

2011-10-27 11:24

Post-mortem results of the brutal deaths of Magdalene and Johannes Lotter have been disclosed at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, evoking emotional reactions from their children accused of killing them.

Lotter accused arrogant, court hears

2011-10-25 22:31

When double murder accused Mathew Naidoo was interviewed by police he was calm, confident, co-operative and arrogant, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban has heard.

Lotters tell how they killed parents

2011-10-24 22:28

A Durban man told his girlfriend and her brother how to kill her parents and that it was God's will they should die, according to statements made to police.

Lotters' application adjourned

2009-09-04 17:03

The Durban High Court has adjourned the civil case brought by the murder-accused Lotter siblings against the Legal Aid Board.

 

Nicolette Lotter was 'programmed to kill'

2012-03-19 22:36
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Nicolette and Hardus Lotter acted with diminished responsibility when they murdered their parents, Judge Shyam Gyanda has found, while her uncle testified that Nicolette was programmed to kill.

Lotter sister not ready to talk

2012-03-19 19:59

Nicolette and Hardus Lotter's sister, Christelle, is not ready to talk to her siblings who have been jailed for murdering their parents.

Lotters get 10 years for parents' murders

2012-03-19 13:37
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The Lotter siblings, Hardus and Nicolette, have been sentenced to at least 10 years behind bars for brutally killing their parents.

Lotter trial mitigation to start

2012-03-19 07:19

The Lotter trial is to resume with convicted murderer Nicolette Lotter calling her uncle - a dominee - to give evidence in mitigation of her sentencing.

Naidoo a pathological liar - judge

2012-03-13 16:28

Mathew Naidoo is a pathological liar who began plotting the murder of his girlfriend's parents when her father rejected him as a suitable partner for his daughter, the KZN High Court has heard.

Hardus Lotter 'like a lamb to the slaughter'

2012-03-12 19:32

Hardus Lotter, accused of murdering both his parents, was like a "lamb to the slaughter", his lawyer has told the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Lotter knew killing was wrong, court hears

2012-03-08 19:19

Hardus Lotter knew killing his parents was wrong, but he couldn't resist carrying out the murder, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban has heard.

Lotter didn't want to sound crazy

2012-03-06 22:06

Double murder accused Nicolette Lotter has told court she believed her domestic worker was practicing witchcraft on her, but did not tell a psychologist for fear of being considered crazy.

Nicolette Lotter felt like a 'suicide bomber'

2012-03-05 22:27

One of the two Durban siblings accused of murdering their parents said she "felt like an al-Qaeda suicide bomber" upon realising what had happened, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

I pay every day for what I did - Lotter

2012-03-05 09:13

Nicolette Lotter, who stands accused of killing her parents, has told how she deeply regrets her actions, and how she will pay for it for the rest of her life.

Lotter accused says tokoloshe raped her

2011-11-09 22:29
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Murder accused Nicolette Lotter had been spiritually raped by a tokoloshe as a result of witchcraft by her domestic worker, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

Nicolette Lotter 'not sexually abused'

2011-11-08 22:39

Nicolette Lotter, accused of murdering her parents, had never been sexually abused by her father as claimed by her former boyfriend, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard.

Judge turns down Naidoo, revokes bail

2011-11-07 22:29

A KwaZulu-Natal High Court judge has rejected Mathew Naidoo's attempt to change his plea to guilty for murdering a Durban couple, and revoked his R20 000 bail.

More letters presented at Lotter trial

2011-11-07 15:25

More hand-written letters have been presented as evidence against double murder accused Mathew Naidoo in the Lotter murder trial.

Prayer asked for Lotter death - claim

2011-11-04 22:25

A hand-written prayer allegedly written by double murder accused Mathew Naidoo said: "JL [Johannes Lotter] has to be dead soon", a court has heard

Sibling murder-suspects back in court

2011-11-04 08:35

Two siblings accused of murdering their parents at their Westville home are expected back in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court a day after hearing the third accused's testimony.

Lotters due back in court

2011-11-03 08:03

Following emotional evidence two days ago, murder-accused siblings Nicolette and Hardus Lotter are due back in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Lotter murder 'was God's will'

2011-11-01 20:01

Hardus Lotter has told the court he believed he should sacrifice anything for God, even if it meant killing his parents.

Lotter 'feels terrible' about murdering parents

2011-10-31 19:01

Double murder accused Hardus Lotter feels "absolutely terrible" about killing his parents and does not want to be reminded about it, he has told the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Trial reveals elaborate poisoning plans

2011-10-27 22:44

There were three plans to kill Johannes Lotter, and one of the two failed attempts involved putting the sap from a dangerous plant into his whisky, a court has heard.

Post mortem pics shock murder suspect

2011-10-27 17:42

The accused in the Lotter double murder trial in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban, Mathew Naidoo, has looked visibly shaken after being shown post mortem pictures.

Lotter murder: Accused claims assault

2011-10-26 22:30

Double murder accused Mathew Naidoo was allegedly assaulted and denied access to a lawyer during questioning by police, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court has heard .

Lotter trial to resume in high court

2011-10-25 08:39

The trial of Nicolette and Hardus Lotter, and her boyfriend, for the murder of the siblings' parents, is set to continue in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court.

Lotters killed for inheritance - State

2011-10-24 16:28

A brother and a sister and the girl's boyfriend plotted to kill the siblings' parents to get their share of the inheritance, the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban has heard.

Bid to block Lotter inheritance

2009-06-22 12:00

Christelle Lotter, whose brother and sister are accused of murdering their parents, has lodged a court bid to block their inheritance.

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