Family slam Rodrigues 'confession'

2013-08-18 19:02
(Photo: file, Die Burger)

(Photo: file, Die Burger)

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Johannesburg - The family of slain baby Jordan Leigh Norton have criticised the 'confession' of convicted mastermind Dina Rodrigues, the Sunday Tribune reported.

"She can rot in hell for all I care," Vernon Norton, the grandfather of the murdered baby told the newspaper.

"Every day we live with the reality that a very new life was taken away by a selfish woman for her own self-indulgence."

Her statement is contained in an affidavit filed at the Supreme Court of Appeal in a failed bid to apply for special leave to appeal her life sentence.

The application was dismissed last month.

In her most recent affidavit, Rodrigues said she had "immaturely" decided the baby - born to her lover Neil Wilson from a previous relationship - would condemn her to a life of "continuing emotional turmoil and unhappiness.

"Looking back now, with the wisdom of hindsight and with the advantage of more experience in life, I realise that I was simply experiencing the unsophisticated emotions of an immature and inexperienced woman, adult in body, but not in mind."

Rodrigues paid accomplices R10 000 to gain access to the infant's parental home by means of a fake courier delivery on 15 June 2005.

The baby was then stabbed in the neck and suffocated with a pillow.

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