Kirsty's mom sobs as sentencing postponed

2013-11-08 14:39
Sylvia Theologo, Kirsty's mother sits with a protrait of her daughter. (Bongiwe Gumede, Beeld)

Sylvia Theologo, Kirsty's mother sits with a protrait of her daughter. (Bongiwe Gumede, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Two men convicted of the murder of Kirsty Theologo will only be sentenced next year by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, sitting in Palm Ridge.

Judge Geraldine Borchers said on Friday she was scheduled for an operation and could only continue with the sentencing of Lindon Wagner and Robin Harwood on 11 February 2014.

Theologo's mother, Sylvia, burst into tears.

"No, I can't do this anymore... I'm finished, I want it to end," she cried.

Family members comforted her. Outside court she told reporters she rejoiced on Thursday when the verdict was handed down, thinking it would all be over soon.

Harwood and Wagner were convicted of assault, murder, and attempted murder. Theologo, 18, was struck on the head several times with a rock in October 2011 on a hill in Linmeyer, south of Johannesburg. She was then doused with petrol and set alight as part of a Satanic soul-selling ritual by a group of people she had known as her friends.

Another friend, who was also assaulted and was 14-years-old old at the time, survived the attack.

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