North West killer couple jailed

2014-11-07 05:15

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Johanneburg - A couple who killed a man before taking off in his car were sentenced in the North West High Court sitting in Mahikeng on Thursday, said police.

David Lichtenstein, 32, was handed a life sentence for the murder in 2012 of 62-year-old Johannes Petrus Steyn, said Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone.

"He was further handed 15 years' imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances," he said.

Lichtenstein and his girlfriend, Petro Bezuidenhout, who was 18 years old at the time, strangled Steyn to death.

"They were arrested the following day in Carletonville and found in possession of the deceased's white Volkswagen Citi Golf," said Mokgwabone.

Bezuidenhout was sentenced to 12 years for the murder and eight years for robbery. Her sentences would run concurrently.

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