Sentencing continues for Paarl man who raped and murdered girl, 10

2016-12-07 06:19
Jerome Amerika, 23, who was found guilty of raping and killing 10-year-old Shamonique Claasen in February. (Jenna Etheridge/News24)

Jerome Amerika, 23, who was found guilty of raping and killing 10-year-old Shamonique Claasen in February. (Jenna Etheridge/News24)

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Cape Town – Sentencing procedures against Jerome Amerika, 23, who was found guilty of kidnapping, raping and killing 10-year-old Shamonique Claasen, are expected to continue in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

Shamonique went missing on February 27, a day before her 11th birthday. Her mother reported her disappearance at the Paarl East police station after police and relatives failed to find her during a search.

A family member "picked up a smell" in their home the next day.

Her body was found rolled up in a blanket tied up with wire under Amerika's bed. She had a black bag over her head and a stab wound to the chest.

According to pathologists, she was alive at the time of the rapes.

Amerika had dated Shamonique's older sister. They had a child together.

The court also found him guilty of dragging Shamonique's sister into the bushes, hitting her with a stick and raping her twice in April last year.

She obtained an interdict against him but the two later made up and lived together.

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