Satanic killing trial set down for May

2012-04-13 12:10

Johannesburg - The trial of three men and a minor accused of killing a teenager in an apparent satanic ritual was postponed by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Indictments were served and the trial was set down for 14 May in the South Gauteng High Court.

Lindon Wagner, 21, Robin Harwood, 18, and Harvey Isha, 23, have been in custody since their bail application was denied in November.

A 15-year-old girl, also implicated in the killing of Kirsty Theologo, 18, was previously released into the custody of her parents.

In October, Theologo was doused with petrol and set alight on a koppie behind the Linmeyer swimming pool in Julius Street, Johannesburg. She died a week later in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Lester Moody and Jeremy King, both 18, entered into a plea deal with the State in an attempt to get lighter sentences.

On March 29, they were each sentenced to 17 years' imprisonment, five years of which were suspended. In return, they were expected to testify against the remaining four accused.

  • zaatheist - 2012-04-13 12:31

    Satanic ritual? Religious ritual?

      roberta.keeling - 2012-04-13 13:10

      As an atheist you wouldn't know the difference, would you?

      Colin - 2012-04-13 13:55

      Lenin, stalin, pol pot, mao and other atheists killed millions in the name of atheism and you see nothing wrong with atheism yet when some stupid kids murder someone you blame religion. Seems to me atheists are the worst of the crazies.

      michael.a.devilliers - 2012-04-13 14:33

      @Colin - get your facts straight before you post utter rubbish. Not one of them killed in the name of Athiesm. Satanism is yet another religion.

      zaatheist - 2012-04-13 15:05

      @Colin The usual Stalin, Pol Pot drivel. Why have you left out one of the biggest of them all - Hitler. Because he was a Christian of course. And Nazi Germany was majority Catholics and Lutherans. Christians carried out the holocaust. Further, not one of the murderous bastards you mention killed in the name of atheism. They did it to maintain in power. Hitler killed in the name of your god. Need me to quote him on that?

      zaatheist - 2012-04-13 15:17

      @Colin Oh well, for your education I will quote him anyway. "As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice". - Adolf Hitler, 12 April 1922 "We were convinced that the people need and require this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations: we have stamped it out." - Adolf Hitler, 1933 speech in Berlin "... I do not merely talk of Christianity, no, I also profess that I will never ally myself with the parties which destroy Christianity." —Adolf Hitler, February 15, 1933, speech in Stuttgart I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord" --Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-04-13 15:25

      Hitler didn't kill in the name of Christianity. He was just a sick, evil, power & money hungry FXXK!!

      Colin - 2012-04-13 20:49

      Yes they did kill to preserve their power because they saw religion as a threat just as you do. And what lenin stalin and all those prove is that you do not need religion to be evil you just need to be human. Small minds just use religion as an excuse or to blame for all that goes wrong.

      Colin - 2012-04-13 21:09

      As for hitler do you think he would not have started ww2 if he was an athiest? Only fools blame relegion when its clear all humans are equally capable of evil regardsless of what they worship or don't worship.

  • Charmain - 2012-04-13 12:36

    they should have been in jail long a go why must this system of the clever ones running the country also have a story MURDER IS MURDER i would have shot them long ago if that was my child

      roberta.keeling - 2012-04-13 13:14

      @Felix - hand them over. If my kids were involved in such affairs it would mean that I had lost control of them, had not brought them up properly, and therefore if they had made a decision to do the acts these people are accused of, I would have told them that they would have to stand by their actions, and take the consequences.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-04-13 12:40

    Send them to life inprisonment seeing as we cant set them on fire like they did dear Kirsty.I feel so much for her family and friends...

  • Graham - 2012-04-13 13:03

    Set them on fire and let them meet the devil!

      Stephen - 2012-04-13 13:13

      eye for an eye, no problem with that.

      koo.doyle - 2012-04-13 13:37

      Wow I do, its sinking to a level of savagery I would want no part of. Lock them up and throw away the key.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-04-13 22:14

      another savage

  • Stephen - 2012-04-13 13:12

    Burning someone to death, they should get the same. Lighter sentence, cover them with petrol and through a lighter at them.

  • Terry - 2012-04-13 13:19


  • Jacqui - 2012-04-13 13:22

    If I read some of the remarks here it is no wonder the kids are out of control.

      rodfor1435 - 2012-04-13 13:39

      I totally agree with your observation Jacqui...........

  • Rob - 2012-04-13 13:26

    There are times that mob justice appears justified & this is certainly one of them. Prison is too good for this group of human trash.

      HugoMabasa - 2012-04-13 22:15

      mob justice is never justifiable

  • Japana101 - 2012-04-13 13:33

    & we allow these people to vote! Wonder how much damage they have already done b4.

  • Jabulani - 2012-04-13 13:50

    Is this a religion or what? I

      customdesign - 2012-04-13 14:29

      Very judgmental comment for an athiest

  • clinton.rossouw - 2012-04-13 14:17

    You know what is strange ... if roles where reversed and it was white boys burning black girls it would be plastered on every news paper cover. It would be called something like "Racists whites burns black girl to death". Now that it's black it's just Satanism. All they needed was a tire to make it a "necklace". Am I on to something or am I just being a racist?

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-13 14:35

      Before I answer you, please pop your mid day anti-depressant pills.

      Rob - 2012-04-13 14:58

      100% Clinton. We ALL know it. I thought all the perps were White !!!!

      Liz - 2012-04-13 15:14

      Clinton, maybe you should read up a bit more on this case. Hopefully then you can answer your own question. And for crying out loud, can people please just stop bringing up race all the damn time?? Surely we all want our beautiful country to excel and progress? Why make such unnecessarily negative comments?

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-13 15:28

      @lizk, spot on, thanks.

      Liz - 2012-04-13 15:37

      Siyadyosiba - I'm glad we found our common ground here :)

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-13 15:50

      @Lizk, hahahaha... we sure will do again

      Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-04-13 15:54

      Clinton don't be stupid the perpetrators are white unless Lindon Wagner, Robin Harwood, and Harvey Isha are the new black names. Murder is satanic no matter what colour u are.

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-04-13 15:22

    Plea deal?? VERY unfair.. What's good for the goose is good for the gander! Suffering same fate as Kirsty is punishment befitting their crime.. Poor girl, FFS!!

  • Simthandile Mpondo - 2012-04-13 15:56

    Clinton u must be high.

  • clinton.rossouw - 2012-04-13 16:41

    You know what is strange ... if roles where reversed and it was white boys burning black girls it would be plastered on every news paper cover. It would be called something like "Racists whites burns black girl to death". Now that it's black it's just Satanism. All they needed was a tire to make it a "necklace". Am I on to something or am I just being a racist?

  • HugoMabasa - 2012-04-13 22:13


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