Justice for murdered man

2018-12-11 06:00

The Mitchell’s Plain Regional Court has sentenced 29-year-old Waleed Schroeder to 15 years’ direct imprisonment for murder and attempted theft.

The incident took place on Monday 6 November 2017 when the deceased, a 64-year-old man, was withdrawing money at an ATM.

The man was approached by two men, one of whom had a knife in his hand.

The accused tried to take his money from him, but he refused and the accused stabbed him in the chest and took something from his pocket before running off. Video footage was obtained of the incident.

The charge against the accused was murder and attempted theft.

On count one, the accused was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment. On count two, the accused was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.

The sentences in count one and count two will run concurrently and the accused has been declared unfit to possess a firearm.

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