Two life sentences Franziska killer

2017-06-07 11:19
Franziska Blöchliger's parents Shireen and Andreas leave the court house. (Jaco Marais, Netwerk24)

Franziska Blöchliger's parents Shireen and Andreas leave the court house. (Jaco Marais, Netwerk24)

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Cape Town - Howard Oliver, who raped and murdered 16-year-old Franziska Blöchliger, has been sentenced to two life terms plus 15 years in jail in the Western Cape High Court.

The sentence was handed down on Wednesday.

Oliver, 28, was found guilty of raping and murdering the teen on March 7, 2016 while she was jogging in Tokai Forest in Cape Town.

READ: Man guilty of killing, raping Franziska to hear fate in court

He initially pleaded not guilty, saying he had only robbed her of her ring and phone after smoking Mandrax.

He later admitted killing and raping her.

Oliver, a father of two, removed Blöchliger's cellphone, earphones and ring from her after raping and killing her.

Two men were handed suspended sentences after they pleaded guilty to buying Blöchliger's stolen cellphone.

Co-accused Jonathan Jonas has abandoned his bail application.

This is a developing story.

Read more on:    franziska blöchliger  |  cape town  |  crime

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