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Man gets 2 life sentences for killing parents

2012-12-03 11:17

Johannesburg - A 24-year-old man burst into tears after he was handed down two life sentences in the Tokoza High Court for the murders of his parents, Beeld reported on Monday.

On June 28 2008, Lester Abrahams, now 24, had an argument with his father, then shot and killed him with his own gun, a 9mm pistol.

He then beat his mother to death with a metal pipe in front of two children - his younger brother and a female cousin.

Abrahams threatened both the children with dire consequences for several years if they told anybody about the killings.

State prosecutor Advocate Deon van Wyk told the court that the traumatised children would bear the scars of what they had seen for the rest of their lives.

Dr Gerard Labuschagne, head of the police's investigation focused psychology unit, testified on Friday that Abrahams showed psychopathic tendencies.

"I'm cautious about labelling him a psychopath, because he was a drug addict. Nevertheless, there are indications that point towards him having psychopathic leanings before the drug use. The accused is charming, has a huge ego, shows no remorse, leads a parasitic lifestyle and is a pathological liar," Labuschagne said.

Maluleke found that the motive was greed, as Abrahams had inherited R3,7 million from his parents, which he spent in less than four years.

Comments
  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-12-03 11:57

    And the Lotter siblings got only 12 years.

  • kobie.nel1 - 2012-12-03 11:59

    Now where is those that jumped on the Harrismith and the cases where whites are involved?

  • Thulani - 2012-12-03 12:00

    u deserve it go hell,astalavista i hope the 28's gang gives a lesson

  • dianne.neyt - 2012-12-03 12:02

    He should be hanged for this heinous crime...........why waste tax payers money feeding this piece of cr*p!

  • pat.ketley - 2012-12-03 12:06

    Boo hoo hoo! Go straight to jail, don't collect any tissues you scum!

  • mikaelapace - 2012-12-03 12:21

    Killing your own parents? Heavy heavy heavy. Must be serious problems in the mind here. I urge everyone to have a look at the Victim Support Network at www.facebook.com/victimsupportnetwork - its a fantastic resource for ALL south africans (victims of crime or not) to benefit from and also posts current events strictly crime related.

  • danie.nortje1 - 2012-12-03 12:53

    Have a look on you tube there is a 3min clip from eNEWS on this case. Type lester abrahams

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