Man kills, skins 4 dogs

2012-01-16 10:08

Pretoria - A Pretoria North man has been arrested after he allegedly killed four dogs, skinned them and apparently put them in a freezer and in a chest under his bed.

Police raided the garden flat in Pretoria North at 22:00 on Saturday evening. Riaan Bester,23, apparently confessed to killing the dogs and showed police the knives with which he had skinned the dogs.

There was still blood on the knives.

The dog carcasses, which were found under the bed and in the chest, were still frozen.

Two of the dogs belonged to the people from whom he rented the garden flat.

Bester will appear in the Pretoria North Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of cruelty to animals and malicious damage to property.

Police are investigating whether Bester wanted to eat the dogs or had already eaten parts of the dogs.

According to someone on the scene, Bester told police that he didn’t know why he had done it.

“He was triggered by the dogs and didn't know how to stop,” said the person.

The woman who rented out the garden flat to Bester apparently became suspicious when her dogs went missing. She called the police.

Inspector Diale Ratsela of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), who removed the dog carcasses, said Bester’s parents had told him their son had been admitted for psychological evaluation at Weskoppies hospital two years ago.

  • Sharmay - 2012-01-16 10:11


      Myvision - 2012-01-16 12:24

      Maybe he's Chinese

      Daniel - 2012-01-16 13:56

      SA Dexter... thats where it starts

  • Greg - 2012-01-16 10:22

    Seriously sick! Lock him away for life!

  • - 2012-01-16 10:24


      TheWatcher - 2012-01-16 12:00

      You're going to have to elaborate on that one

      karen.glautier - 2012-01-16 15:33

      Serial killers start with animals, and they also claim to "not remember"

      Dave - 2012-03-28 05:40

      @ That’s a bit racist especially coming from a man of can’t blame all crime on black people bud. (Even though I have just finished reading about the girl who killed a kat and kittens by hanging them in a tree!!). Anyway judging from his name he seems to be white!!! Either way pal, he is one sick 'puppy' and should be put away before he does the same to a person.

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-01-16 10:29

    the fool CHOSE (CONSCIOUSLY) to do this. there is no "I didn't know why". people need to take responsibility for their foolish actions.

  • David - 2012-01-16 10:29

    I am sick and tired of "I don,t know", "Angazi" and "It was someone". This guy obviously knew why he was doing it while he was doing it. A good slap may help him remember.

      Christo - 2012-01-16 10:53

      I think the Devil made him do it..........

  • Paul - 2012-01-16 10:33

    Skin him!!!!!!!!!!

  • Johan - 2012-01-16 10:35

    Back to Weskoppies !

  • Julie - 2012-01-16 10:36

    @ Daniel - did you not read the story about the gardener who raped a dog??? Whites are crazy????

      scadoxus - 2012-01-16 10:50

      Daniel wanted to get a reaction, ignore him..

  • Kala - 2012-01-16 10:36

    “He was triggered by the dogs and didn't know how to stop,” Whats next? Some person might be talking to him and "trigger" him into killing and skinning that person. Like most folks here I'm also tired of the lack of accountability in peoples actions. Insanity should be made a crime.

  • johannboth - 2012-01-16 10:48

    Most serial killers killed animals before they moved to people.

      phill.erasmus - 2012-01-16 12:51

      Absolutely! That was also my first thought what meant with his comment about "type of people" but maybe I was wrong and he did mean racial - he never came back to defend himself so maybe he was a troll....

      Janina - 2012-01-16 13:50

      Unfortunitly that is very true. 90% of serial killers will kill small animals in their youth. Scary

      SergeD69 - 2012-01-16 16:48

      Really? As a child I used to hunt birds and animals. With rifles and bow and arrows, and I am not a serial killer. Don't understand your logic. There is a large hunter community and I do not think they are all potential serial killers. Get real. We are talking about dogs and cats.

  • David - 2012-01-16 10:50

    THE REPORT IS INCORRECT!. his real name is Charistiaan Lamprecht. and it was my sisters dogs that he killed. they didnt mention my sisters 3 cats that went missing 3weeks ago that they also found in his freezer. please someone correct the media. my cell 0848175096

      Michael - 2012-01-16 11:27

      So sorry to hear please send my condolences to the owners of the pets. This cruel bastard belongs in a mental institute.

      Chantelle - 2012-01-16 15:42

      email the editor

      Dave - 2012-03-28 05:47

      David that makes sense. The reporting and facts these days are a joke!! I have followed some stories and how the facts keep changing is mind blowing. What is going on man??? Maybe the ANC have a point on muzzling the media if they keep this up, they might get my vote on that one.

  • dmaloma - 2012-01-16 10:50

    killing innocent creatures for nothing......I believe he wasn't triggered by anything really this is total evilness what is this world coming into?

  • Seja - 2012-01-16 10:53

    .... This sounds just like that serial killer girl from Welkom who killed people and peeled off their faces... she said she had done practice runs first with animals and then moved on to humans!!! THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS!!

      Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-01-16 11:06

      She was convicted and sentenced about 2 months ago.

  • Michelle - 2012-01-16 10:59

    Are they going to play the psycho card now? He's evil and savage. Do unto him before he does unto other dogs again!!

      Angela Nell - 2012-01-16 11:28

      I agree with you completely. Why playing the psychopath victim? After Jeffrey Dahmer, the cold-bloodied serial killer, died, his brain was taken out to disect. to determine what goes on physically in the brain of a person with that brutality... they found absolutely nothing wrong. No brain damage, nothing... Murderers know exactly what they are doing, there is nothing wrong with their brains, only their own minds, their own choice... They should not be given the priviledge to breath because they did not even have any empathy for the victim, in this case 4 precious animals :(

  • Gcwabe-KaMavovo - 2012-01-16 11:02

    I was actually expecting it to be somebody from the far East. We simply don't eat dogs in SA, and I find this disgusting.

  • Mlungisi - 2012-01-16 11:03

    WTF Dude?

  • Raeez - 2012-01-16 11:04

    I see a new Nandos Add coming soon....

      candice.raley - 2012-01-16 13:18

      WTF dude

  • jean.mey - 2012-01-16 11:13

    skin his face alive!!! bastard

  • Piston - 2012-01-16 11:19

    If he had just eaten them because he was hungry & broke i would understand!

  • Shirley - 2012-01-16 11:22

    lET me have him for a day! When Im finished they can lock him away for LIFE!!!!!! A serial killer in the making and there is NO rehabilitation!

  • Martin - 2012-01-16 11:28

    Haybo! Eish man. People need religion to teach them morals. No religion eventually leads to no morals.

  • Brent - 2012-01-16 11:30

    Curious. Would there still be such an outcry if it was sheep?

      Klipkop - 2012-01-16 11:42

      "mans best friend" ring a bell at all Brent? Ever owned a dog?

      SergeD69 - 2012-01-16 16:30


      Brent - 2012-01-16 21:38

      could this be animal apartheid i hear? What gives dogs more value than sheep, cows or rats. Most dogs are basically an animal that never lives up to its true potential. I finds their brethren like hyenas and wolves absolutely magnificent. A dog is coddled like a child that never grows up or a caged bird that cant fly...pretty much like a chicken... kfc anyone? klipkop, my neighbour had a dog called klipkop once...

      Tamryn - 2012-01-17 08:20

      I totally agree with you Brent. Its called speciesism and 99% of people are guilt of it. If you eat cows/sheep/pigs/chickens you are no different to this man. All animals deserve life, and that is all they want. If you are a meat eater you cannot pretend to be an animal lover, what kind of person eats those that they love? Go watch to see how the animals in factory farms are treated! Eating a dog is the same as eating any other animal and they are all WRONG

  • Trevor - 2012-01-16 11:31

    too much freaking movies or acid or both

      Dave - 2012-03-28 05:56

      @ Tamryn I beg to differ. I love animals and especially chicken...with a little lemon, rosemary, honey, chili powder and garlic. Marinade for 1 hour then slap it on the goals….I guarantee you’ll love them too.

  • inxsive - 2012-01-16 11:32

    he just needs to play with fire and wet his bed then he has all 3 markers for a serial killer.

  • Perfume5 - 2012-01-16 11:40

    Strange hunger.

  • dawie.snyman - 2012-01-16 11:41

    Why animal cruelty? How did he kill the dogs, did he skin them alive or torture them to death?

      candice.raley - 2012-01-16 13:23

      Skinning them alive is like torturing them. Why animal cruelty, read this :cruelty to animals n. the crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tame one, beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect that is so monstrous (withholding food and water) that the animal has suffered, died or been put in imminent danger of death. Does that answer your question?

      SergeD69 - 2012-01-16 16:33

      If the animals were killed quickly I would not consider it torture. The SPCA should stay out of it!!!

  • Penny - 2012-01-16 11:42

    Hell, dont you just love it when the parents admit that he was in Weskoppies for prior problems? I imagine they didnt know what to do with him after the evaluation and tucked him away in a 'little garden flat'out of harms way - phew, sigh of relief! (not our problem) and failed to notify landlord, neighbours and general public that he was unstable, great - dogs today, rape and murder tomorrow! Many mentally ill lurk among the unsuspecting public and then one day they explode!Dept of Health have a responsibility to the public to monitor psych patients

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-01-16 11:48

    "Inspector Diale Ratsela of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), who removed the dog carcasses, said Bester’s parents had told him their son had been admitted for psychological evaluation at Weskoppies hospital two years ago" Excuse... excuses a way of life in Mzansi. Commit a crime and give excues afterwards like Schaik, Selebi, Bees Roux, Johan Kotze.

  • Burtfred - 2012-01-16 12:04

    Sounds he went to the Johan Kotze school of social interaction. They were taught how to win friends and influence people.

  • Moi - 2012-01-16 12:19

    Oh my word...absolute nutter. Should be confined to a facilty for the rest of his days.

  • Zion - 2012-01-16 12:27

    Stories like this make one want to kill this mutherf**ker. This thing going under the guise of a human being is lesser than a coackroach. Hope he gets sent back to Weskoppies and dies there.

      Gavy Badiata - 2012-01-16 12:33

      1st koetze nw him......

  • candice.raley - 2012-01-16 12:43

    What on earth is going on with our society these days, a dog is meant to be a man's best friend, a dog isn't there to be eaten, beaten or even raped, that's how far we taking this. Things are getting so out of hand and its making me so sick and frustrated. Worst part is, its not just dogs, its all type of animals

  • Leon - 2012-01-16 13:55

    He didn't know why he had done it, he was triggerd by the dogs and didn't know how to stop! Sounds like a Schizophrenic Psychopathic killer in the making! What happens if next time he is triggerd by a human being??

  • Brian - 2012-01-16 15:12

    Please God, allow me to stumble upon someone doing this.... PLZZZZZZZZ

  • Brian - 2012-01-16 15:16

    I can only hope and pray that i come across someone doing this....

  • SergeD69 - 2012-01-16 16:08

    How can it be cruelty to animals? When you slaughter cattle, sheep, chicken, etc. it is the same. If you want to know. Dog meat is delicious!

      Theresa - 2012-01-16 16:59

      You're one sick puppy..!!!

  • Raven - 2012-01-16 16:55

    What The f-ing F! sure dog is delicious but then get your own F dog, not mine. You will be dead before the cops get to you. My dog Is my baby which i invest my heart and partial of my soul, like any parent. You loosers saying its not a big deal, even dogs can be eaten, then go farm dogs on your own time and money like the chinese. Chinese dont steal people's dog to eat them. Read properly please and keep your stupid comments to yourself before you show your spudity.

  • Mureda - 2012-01-16 18:30

    How cruel and disgraceful. Lock the psycho away.

  • Cheryl - 2012-01-16 19:13

    this guy is sick and needs to be put away for a long time and pay money to the owners of the dogs

  • Mari - 2012-01-17 10:43

    sick sick thats how Jeffrey Dahmer started off before he went onto bigger prey.

  • betty.harris.3720 - 2012-07-18 16:23

    You know some so called people really need "puting to sleep"

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