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Griekwastad boy's bail appeal to start

2012-11-05 07:28

Johannesburg - A hearing to appeal the granting of bail to a teenager accused of killing a family on their Griekwastad farm will begin on Monday in the Northern Cape High Court.

The National Prosecuting Authority is seeking to overturn the R5 000 bail granted to the 16-year-old boy by the Griekwastad Magistrate's Court on September 3.

The NPA contends the magistrate erred in finding the teen was not dangerous to those around him. His lawyer told the court the State had no direct evidence linking the boy to the crimes.

The teenager was arrested for the murders of Northern Cape farmer Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christelle, 43, and daughter Marthella, 14.

They were shot on their family farm Naauwhoek on April 6.

The trial was expected to start in March next year.

Comments
  • mikaelapace - 2012-11-05 14:02

    My heart goes out to the victims of this malicious, brutal crime. The Victim Support Network (www.facebook.com/victimsupportnetwork) is a great resource for victims and non-victims alike to benefit from tips and personal experiences, share advice and more. I think everyone should Like this page and have it on their facebook newsfeed as it can only help!

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