Franziska was unconscious when she was raped, court hears

2017-05-30 17:19
Franziska Blöchliger. (Supplied to Netwerk24)

Franziska Blöchliger. (Supplied to Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - The man accused of murdering and raping Franziska Blöchliger, 16, has admitted guilt.

Netwerk24 reported that he had, until now, denied raping and killing her.

Howard Oliver’s new legal representative, Advocate Henk Carstens, read his confession in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday.

“I choked her until she was unconscious. After that, I dragged her through the fynbos and raped her. While I was raping her, I pressed her head against the ground and suffocated her, which possibly lead to her death.”  

Franziska was raped and killed in the Tokai forest on February 7, 2016, when she went for a run.

She was also robbed of a cellphone, diamond ring and earphones.

At a previous hearing, Oliver denied killing or raping her, but admitted having robbed her of her cellphone and ring. He said he had been smoking Mandrax.

On Tuesday he said she was unconscious when he raped her.

The case continues.

Read more on:    franziska blöchliger  |  cape town  |  crime

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