Satanic ritual case on hold till January

2011-11-23 14:19

Johannesburg - The trial of six youths accused of setting two girls alight in a suspected satanic ritual was postponed by the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

It was postponed to January 17 for further investigation and the results of forensic evidence, public prosecutor Colleen Ryan said.

Lindon Wagner, 21, Robin Harwood, 18, Harvey Isha, 23, Lester Moody, 18, Jeremy King, 18, and a 15-year-old girl briefly appeared during a closed court session.

The trial will be moved to the South Gauteng High Court when the investigations are complete.

Doused with petrol

Kirsty Theologo, 18, died in the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital a week after being doused with petrol and set alight on a koppie behind the Linmeyer swimming pool in Julius Street on the night of Friday October 21.

A 14-year-old friend of hers was also burnt, but she survived. She is undergoing skin grafts and scraping to try and minimise the damage done when she was burnt.

The five men will be held at the Johannesburg prison until their next court appearance. The 15-year-old girl has been released into the custody of her parents. She will apply for legal aid.

They are all charged with murder and attempted murder.

On Wednesday, Wagner and Harwood withdrew their request for psychological evaluation.


Moody and King were denied bail on November 17 because the court could find no reason to justify granting bail to the pair.

On November 21, Harwood, Isha and were also denied bail as they could not produce exceptional circumstances for bail. Wagner did not apply for bail.

During the bail hearing, investigating officer Warrant Officer Joseph Yende testified the two girls were victims of a religious sacrifice.

He said King had told him that Theologo suggested she be sacrificed at a party three weeks before the attack.

After the attack, the two girls walked back to Theologo's house, two kilometres away, for help.

Moody and King handed themselves over to the police and appeared in court for the first time on October 25. Isha was arrested a few days later, as was the girl.

  • Pierre - 2011-11-23 14:43

    Lindon Wagner, 21, Robin Harwood, 18, Harvey Isha, 23, Lester Moody, 18, Jeremy King, 18, and a 15-year-old girl briefly appeared during a closed court session. The trial should split on January 17 as the 15 year old is still juvenile.

      Bob - 2011-11-23 15:24

      While she may be juvenile the age-old saying of "if you can't do the time, don't do the crime" comes to mind. Due to the brutality of this crime they should ALL be tried as adults and sentenced accordingly. Pity that Kirsty (the girl who died) will never see these bastards pay the price.

      procold2 - 2011-11-23 15:26

      pierre this is a sad sad case but what is sadder and very scary is what a 15year old was doing with this lot

      Dirk - 2011-11-23 17:36

      Hunter- You are absolutely correct. Even Darwin considered them to be theories, which I can counter with fact. Yet the very ones who reject Jesus, are the ones who slavishly believe the theories as fact. Why? Because then they would have to acknowledge that there is a Creator. And I know His name

      Fred - 2011-11-23 18:41

      Ag Dirk Your comments have become increasingly silly and bereft of truth. You can say jeebus this an jeebus that till you are blue in the face but you still - You cannot prove that your god exists, You cannot know for certain that your revelation is trust worthy and you have to eventually admit that your beliefs are entirely a faith position, unsupported by any evidence whatsover. You believe because others told you what to believe. You may claim the contrary, but then you are simply speaking from within a deep seated delusion. I am sure know and understand evolution but deliberately carry on with your own version. Can't blame you really. After all, it is your meal ticket. Appearing monumentally stupid to educated folks is a small price to pay to collect all those donations from the ignorant tithers.

      Dirk - 2011-11-23 18:54

      FRed, and every time you put finger to ?, you utter more non sense. How many times need I tell you to READ what I have said. Your problem seems to be comprehension. Get an outsider. You repeat the same old story over and over. To a cetain extent i understand- I did it for more than 30 yrs and discovering the truth presents a huge challenge

      Fred - 2011-11-24 04:16

      HaHa Dirk ... and every time you duck the challenge. Proof. P_R_O_O_F Ok. Got it. Your debunked silly claims get no special right to being considered valid in the public debate just because you have articulated it. It must stand or fall like all other opinions, on the strength of the evidence behind it. And you have none.

      Mildly_Amused - 2011-11-24 11:08

      Bla bla bla ... more religious debate... *yawn*

  • DCB - 2011-11-23 14:46

    how much more investigating can there be - sentence them and stop wasting everyone's time with this - PUT THEM IN JAIL TO ROT!!!!

  • arno.west - 2011-11-23 15:00

    Satanism was invented by the Cristians too justify reasons for thier sins, this was done because of twilight and similar movies, don't confuse and hide the truth!!!!!

      Pierre - 2011-11-23 15:29

      Lol You would however make a good comedian.

      arno.west - 2011-11-23 15:34

      Your confusing Paganism with Satanism, the one is the believe in nature the other is the believe in the Christian's god fallen angel, so they invented him with their religion and so its a spin of and caused by Christianity.

      Dirk - 2011-11-23 15:36

      Have you just been bumped against the head or is the condition permanent? I can assure you that satan, satanism, is very real. Thankfully, Jesus is as well

      arno.west - 2011-11-23 15:44

      as for Twilight(it can be most horror movies), it makes evil look glamours and fun, there is a reason why film have age restrictions to protect children acting out what they see on screen, but the parents that allow them too break rules are the one that should be hold accountable for this act, if there was discipline they would have studied instead of doing this, it is proven that no one is born evil but it comes from their upbringing and exposer too stimulants, like siblings,families, TV and film, that cause it to become part of their personality traits.

      Deon - 2011-11-23 15:47

      Church of Satan started in +- 1966 the "Wiki-know" it all says, a bit after twilight.

      arno.west - 2011-11-23 15:52

      Dirk where is the proof that either one exist? Not one has been documented on any form other than the bible or religious writings, but other than that there is no scientific proof of either ever being there.

      DanielDennett - 2011-11-23 15:58

      Twilight horror movie...please it's a romance with a vampire flavour

      Hunter - 2011-11-23 15:59

      @ Arno, just like there is no scientific proof yet for the big bang and evolution. It is all theory.

      JMan - 2011-11-23 16:17

      @ Hunter: Wrong.

      wesleywt - 2011-11-23 16:21

      @Hunter You are not even wrong. You misunderstand what scientist mean by "theory". The everyday use of the word it means "a guess". The scientific meaning of the word is "an explanation". Therefore, big bang theory is an explanation based on scientific facts.

      arno.west - 2011-11-23 16:26

      @Daniel,It still glorifies evil in a way! @Hunter, but should there not be more references that Jesus was really here way back when from other sources that was not influence by the bible or religion? if he was so remarkable there would have been way more proof from other points of view, not just from his followers. I did not mean to upset any one, I just hate Twilight, evil and ignorance.

      arno.west - 2011-11-23 16:45

      @Pierre I considered that, but I'm still working on material but one day I might be discovered and be a celebrity! hold thumbs as praying does nothing but it does the same as wishful thinking!!!

      DanielDennett - 2011-11-23 17:05

      Hunter you really have no clue what you are talking about. Gravity is a theory, heliocentricity is a theory, in science the highest level of evidence is required to be elevated to a theory .A theory in science must be able to be demonstrably falsifiable, hence these theories are peer reviewed. You have zero understanding of science... You need to look up these things before writing crud

      Dirk - 2011-11-23 17:28

      God says that His pearls(His word) should not be cast before the pigs to be trampled. For 30 yrs I thought that I was clever and also "thought" that I could disprove Him. But I can assure you that if one is baptised in the Holy Spirit, you know beyond doubt. Sitting in a building every Sunday certainly does not mean a thing- it just makes you look "religious" But God does not need to prove Himself to you or anyone- dont inflate yourself. But you may not think so, but you definately need Him

      Fred - 2011-11-23 18:43

      Well done Arno - you are getting the faith heads to spew their nonsense and expose the how barren is their position. You will never get a straight forward answer to any straight forward question from a Creationist. The fairy tale they punt is based 100% on lies and deceit. The belief they espouse is pathetic and patently false superstition which supersedes the evidence and the informed evaluation of virtually all the scientists in the world It is crazier to believe that everything needs a creator except the creator himself.

      arno.west - 2011-11-24 08:58

      There is no room in any rational persons intellect for religion( for you believe in invisible beings almost like children with make believe friends Santa Easter bunny etcetera) If it was not for science and evolution you would not have been able too have the technology too reply, if there was no evolution then we would still be living like they did 1000's of years ago and no one would have evolved so the thought process could create what we have. In the new world you will be the dinosaurs with your believes and we shall be the rulers, the internet is the new world and there is more freedom here because you have no power here.

  • arthur.grace - 2011-11-23 16:49

    I'm sure this forms part of a bigger problem in SA with unemployment. I agree with the punishment, but SA working class will need to deal with this type of thing on a daily basis eventually

  • Randomhero6661 - 2011-11-23 16:52

    all i say is this argument is irrelevant! Jail the F@ckers! Christianity, Judiasm, Satanism(in this case), muslim etc. (no disrespect though!) has brought pain to alot of people. so lets just get these guys in jail...

      Fred - 2011-11-23 18:46

      This whole Satan thing is just a made up monster to frighten the kiddies and people who cannot think for themselves. A convenient excuse for their immoral behaviour, like that scumbag greedy little jeebus loving crook, Hansie Cronje.

      arno.west - 2011-11-24 08:48

      Fred he is a scape goat, so people do not have to answer for their crimes!!!

  • Randomhero6661 - 2011-11-23 17:00

    Believe in yourself...i say! ok im out!

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