Cape Town man in court for killing son, 2

2013-10-07 09:35

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Cape Town - A Cape Town man accused of killing his son and attempting to kill his wife is due to appear in the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

The State alleges that on 3 March 2011 John Hendricks shouted at his 2-year-old son Theopolus Groepies for soiling his nappy and repeatedly threw him to the ground.

The boy was motionless and put to bed. His mother Roxanne Groepies returned home from work the following day and found him in bed, convulsing.

He was taken to hospital and died on 16 March.

Hendricks also faces charges of assault, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, attempted murder, and kidnapping.

These charges relate to offences he allegedly committed against his wife between March 2011 and February 2013.

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