Killer gets 25yrs for farm murder

Brandvlei - A Northern Cape man was sentenced to life imprisonment for a murder during a farm attack at Brandvlei in March 2009, police said on Tuesday.

Gevin Beukes, 22, was sentenced in the Northern Cape High Court to life imprisonment for murder, 10 years for attempted murder, and to prison terms ranging from three to 15 years for various other crimes such as kidnapping, robbery and housebreaking, Northern Cape police spokesperson Captain Cherelle Ehlers said.

Beukes and two others shot and killed Loudine van Blerk while assaulting farmer Willouw De Klerk Cilliers and a domestic worker on his farm near Brandvlei.

The robbers fled the scene in the farmer's stole vehicle with Cilliers and the domestic worker. The vehicle overturned and Cilliers and two robbers were killed.

Ehlers said Beukes was arrested on the farm and police recovered several stolen firearms in the stolen vehicle and at a nearby dam.

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