OVERVIEW: 'Krugersdorp killer' Marinda Steyn describes her first murder as 'exciting' and an 'adrenaline rush'

2018-11-30 09:38

The trial continues for Cecilia Steyn, Zak Valentine and Marcel Steyn for the murder of 11 people.


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30 Nov 14:59
The trial has been postponed until March 13, 2019.

30 Nov 12:51
The court adjourns for lunch.

30 Nov 12:47
Marinda Steyn's questions comes to an end.

30 Nov 12:39
"I have peace that I have done the right thing and confessed and that God has forgiven me," says Marinda.

30 Nov 12:35
"It was never my intention to cause harm to so many people," Marinda says.

30 Nov 12:34
"I wanted to apologise for the harm that I caused them," says Marinda Steyn.

30 Nov 12:32
Adv Roberts says Marinda is prepared to take the fall for Cecilia because she has already been sentenced to life in prison. Marinda denies this.

30 Nov 12:24
Marinda recounts the killing of Mikeila, Zak's wife, and how she hit her on the head with an average hammer that you buy at a hardware store, and stabbed her until she stopped breathing.

30 Nov 12:03
November 2015: Krugersdorp couple Peter (51) and Joan Meyer (47), are found stabbed to death in their lounge in Noordheuwel‚ Krugersdorp. 

30 Nov 12:03
Marinda recounts the murders of Peter (51) and Joan Meyer (47).

30 Nov 12:02
Marinda says every time she would stab or commit a murder, she would get rid of the knife and go to the shop to buy another cheap knife.

30 Nov 11:48
Marinda says that Zak had financial problems and that is why they decided to rob their victims.

30 Nov 11:47
Marinda Steyn's questioning continues

30 Nov 11:26
The court adjourns for a short break.

30 Nov 11:22
Marinda says she saw no evidence of the "evil thing" that they were praying against. She did not believe in this.

30 Nov 11:21
Marinda describes a spiritual session that took place on Cecilia, with prayer. But it was not a satanic ritual.

30 Nov 11:15
Marinda says Munchausen by Proxy applies to Cecilia. A mental illness in which a person fakes an illness or symptoms to make it appear that someone is sick.

30 Nov 11:10
Marinda also claims there were no spiritual rituals taking place.

30 Nov 11:05
Marinda denies that satanism played a part in the fact that Cecilia had certain boundaries.

30 Nov 11:00
According to Marinda, Cecilia does not have any supernatural powers or boundaries. Boundaries referred to here is that Cecilia had a certain distance she could go from the house before she had breathing problems.

30 Nov 10:58
Marinda says she trusted Cecilia with her whole life, made her the beneficiary and gave her the power of attorney should something happen to her.

30 Nov 10:50
Marinda reads out a letter in court, an apology letter so to speak.

30 Nov 10:44
October 2012: Valentine's wife, Mikeila (25) is found stabbed to death in her bedroom at the couple's townhouse in Ruimsig on the West Rand, reportedly for not supporting her husband and friends in their alleged murder plot. 

30 Nov 10:44
August 2012: Pastor Reginald Bendixen (75) is stabbed and hacked to death with an axe in Honeydew.

30 Nov 10:37
Marinda describes the initial murders as an adrenaline rush, exciting at the time.

30 Nov 10:34
July 2012: Church member Natacha Burger (33) and her neighbour Joyce Bonzaaier (68) are stabbed to death in Centurion.

30 Nov 10:29
Adv Roberts now moves to the initials murders in 2012, where Marinda disagrees that the murders were satanic.

30 Nov 10:28
Marinda testifies that Marcel was challenged by Le Roux Steyn to withdraw money from the bank cards.

30 Nov 10:25
Adv Roberts takes Marinda through photographic evidence in court.

30 Nov 10:14
Marinda says she did not plan on killing, and if the victims cooperated, they "would be left somewhere".

30 Nov 10:12
Marinda says she needed money for Zak, and that is why the victims were targeted.

30 Nov 10:09
The victims needed to be in a position that is favourable, Marinda says.

30 Nov 10:02
May 2016: The body of Anthony Scholefield (64), an insurance broker from Krugersdorp, is found in the boot of his car in the town. Several days later, the body of Kevin McAlpine (29), another insurance broker from Krugersdorp, is also found in the boot of his car in the town. On 31 May, estate agent Hanle Lategan's (52) body is found next to a stream in Randfontein.

30 Nov 10:01
Adv Roberts moves on to the three last murders that were committed in 2016.

30 Nov 09:54
Cremating the body was never part of the plan, says Marinda.

30 Nov 09:50
Marinda refers to Cecilia Steyn as her sister even though they are not biological sisters. 

30 Nov 09:48

December 2015: The body of Jarrod Jackson (44), a street vendor, is found in a car wreck in the small town of Petrus Steyn in the Free State.

30 Nov 09:45
Adv Roberts recounts the witness testimony to which Marinda says is "a far-fetched lie".

30 Nov 09:44
State prosecutor, Advocate Gerrit Roberts, questions Marinda Steyn about the killing of Jarrod Jackson.

30 Nov 09:40

Krugersdorp killings: Court hears that child-like voices emerged from 'possessed' accused

A convicted murderer has refused to co-operate with instructions from a High Court judge, who asked her to reveal the names of the "children" who spoke through a possessed Cecilia Steyn – one of the alleged Krugersdorp killers.

Marinda Steyn was being cross-examined before Judge Jacob Francis in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

She said Cecilia Steyn had "little ones" that came out of her mouth.

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