Leigh Matthews killer against moving prisons - report

2015-03-26 10:04
Donovan Moodley. (File, Herman Verwey, Beeld)

Donovan Moodley. (File, Herman Verwey, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - Convicted murderer Donovan Moodley has said that he doesn’t want to move prisons, claiming a proposed transfer will impact on his studies, Eyewitness News reported on Thursday.

According to EWN, Moodley, who is currently serving a life sentence for the 2004 kidnap and murder of university student Leigh Matthews, wants to file an urgent court application to ensure he can finish his LLB degree.

The 35-year-old is currently serving his term in the 'Medium B' facility at Johannesburg Prison, and is currently in the second year of the degree.

He also expressed concern at losing personal possessions such as his guitar and personal computer, saying the former brings him "unspeakable joy and solace".

Moodley was found guilty in 2005 of kidnapping and murdering Matthews and of extorting money from her father, Rob Matthews, News24 reported.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, 15 years for kidnapping, and 10 years for extortion. The sentences run concurrently.

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