20 years behind bars for Griekwastad killer

By admin
13 August 2014

The 17-year-old boy convicted for a triple murder in Griekwastad was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in the Northern Cape High Court on Wednesday.

Northern Cape Judge President Frans Kgomo sentenced the boy to 20 years imprisonment for each of the three murder convictions, 14 years on a rape conviction and four years for lying to the police. All sentences would run concurrently.    

Marthella Steenkamp (RIGHT) (14) and her parents, Deon (44) and Christelle Steenkamp (43). Marthella Steenkamp (RIGHT) (14) and her parents, Deon (44) and Christelle Steenkamp (43).

This was for the murders of Griekwastad farmer Deon Steenkamp (44) his wife Christel (43) and their daughter Marthella (14).

The house where Deon Steenkamp, his wife Christel and their daughter Marthella were murdered on April 6, 2012 in Naauwhoek, South Africa. PHOTO: Gallo Images / Foto24 / Mary-Ann Palmer The house where Deon Steenkamp, his wife Christel and their daughter Marthella were murdered on April 6, 2012 in Naauwhoek, South Africa. PHOTO: Gallo Images / Foto24 / Mary-Ann Palmer

They were shot dead on their farm Naauwhoek on April 6, 2012.

The boy was also found guilty on charges of raping the girl and lying to the police.

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