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Mom admits to decapitating baby

2012-11-21 08:35

Cape Town - A Cape Town woman has been found guilty of murdering her newborn baby and concealing his death, the Cape Argus reported on Wednesday.

Lumka Jordan admitted in the Western Cape High Court to killing her son by decapitating him with a sharp object. She then dumped the body on a rubbish heap in Philippi.

Judgment was handed down on Tuesday.

According to the report, the matter would resume on December 6 for sentencing arguments.

The defence would also hand in a psychiatric report.

Comments
  • lorain.maseko - 2012-11-21 08:37

    I'm not even sure if these things are worth commenting on anymore.

      Jane - 2012-11-21 08:49

      I don't think there is anything one can say, it's too much

      gina.c.lorenzi - 2012-11-21 09:01

      The title should read "Woman admits to decapitating baby" because no MOTHER would ever even consider doing that to her child!! Her day will come!

      Desilusionada - 2012-11-21 09:05

      That's just it! We have become so numbed by daily atrocities in our country. While overseas a while ago, I was casually remarking at dinner about vultures being killed so that their eyes may be smoked to "see" the Lottery numbers. I thought it was just another part of the discussion on wildlife, when our hostess jumped up crying and remarked about the absolute cruelty and disdain for life we in South Africa have. She is not particularly an animal lover. Later discussion revealed that she was shocked at the lack of emotion showed when the comments were made. Would any 1st world person even believe an article like this one above? And Lorain, Jane and myself do not even have emotion left over to express ourselves. Not because we do not want to. But because it is just gone.....

  • EthanDade - 2012-11-21 08:52

    Harsher punishments are needed in this country! She will probably end up in a ward. I hope that her guilt eats this scum from the inside out.

  • mogolobaneng - 2012-11-21 09:01

    Guerilla execution style death sentence in not enough for her. I sincerely hope my tax contribution will not feed thissorry excuse of a human being supposed to be!

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