Life sentences for double murder

2012-06-15 22:10

Johannesburg - Two men have been convicted and sentenced in the Western Cape High Court on Friday to life in prison for murder, police said.

Virgil Adendorf, 31, and Clint de Haan, 29, each received a double life sentence for murdering Cameron Philander and Liezel Saunders in July 2010, said Warrant Officer Vernon Philander.

The two men, from Manenberg in Cape Town, were also found guilty of possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.

"A co-accused, Ryan Abrahams [27] was sentenced to one year's imprisonment on the same charges of possession of the firearm and ammunition," he said.

Saunders and Philander were shot and killed in the early morning of 18 July  2010, while sitting in their car in Ascension Road in Heideveld, Cape Town.

The killers fled the scene but were arrested later on the same day in possession of the murder weapon.