‘Your daddy killed my mommy’

2011-11-11 07:09

A 10-year-old boy has testified in the South Gauteng High Court how he couldn’t look at his younger half-brother without thinking that “your daddy killed my mommy”.

The boy – who was not named – was testifying in the trial of Allan Cohen, who pleaded guilty to stabbing and killing his wife, Liesl, in June last year, reported The Star.

She was found with 16 stab wounds.

The victim’s sister, Shareen Driver, also testified, telling the court how she had sent the older boy for counselling to help him deal with his negative feelings towards his little brother.

Driver said her family had been torn apart by the murder. She had lost not only her sister, but her husband also moved out with their three daughters following the murder and she was now living with Liesl’s two sons.

Cohen’s mother told the court how her son had called her on the night of the murder.

She said she could hear that he wasn’t sober and thought he was joking when he told her to come fetch his youngest son because his wife was dead.

She then drove over to the house with another son and found her dead daughter-in-law.

The state asked for a jail sentence of 18 years for Cohen, who had three previous convictions of possessing and dealing dagga. 

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