Man jailed

2015-08-05 06:00

A SENTENCE of an effective 17 years’ imprisonment has been handed down to Chris Willemse (22) from Prieska.

He was sentenced on Monday, 27 July, in the Prieska Regional Court for two murders, assault and theft committed during separate incidents between January and November 2013. According to Lt. Sergio Kock, the murders of both Elvichious Botha (24) and Gert Booysen (32) took place in Prieska.

“Willemse was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment for Botha’s murder and 12 years’ imprisonment for Booysen’s murder. Ten of the 12 years’ imprisonment runs concurrent with the 15 years’ sentencing,” Kock says.

“He was also sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, suspended for five years, for assualt with the intent to do grievious bodily harm and three months’ imprisonment suspended for five years for theft.”

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