ARTICLES RELATING TO COURTNEY PIETERS

UPDATE: Courtney Pieters' big sister found, unharmed, say police

2019-09-02 14:46

The sister of slain toddler Courtney Pieters has been found after she was reported missing on Saturday, Western Cape police have said.

'We salute the judge' – emotional scenes as Courtney Pieters' killer gets two life terms

2018-12-11 19:35

Call centre operator Mortimer Saunders, who was given two life sentences, will only be eligible to apply for parole after he has served the first 25 years of his sentence.

Courtney Pieters murderer was paranoid about being poisoned

2018-12-04 16:01

Child rapist and murderer Mortimer Saunders had a history of paranoia about people poisoning him, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Courtney Pieters' murder was 'vicious, brutal, inhumane’ – judge's damning verdict

2018-11-07 15:47

Mortimer Saunders’ behaviour during the rape and murder of Courtney Pieters was "vicious, brutal, inhumane and ruthless", Judge Babalwa Pearl Mantame has said in the Western Cape High Court.

Much-awaited judgment postponed for man accused of killing, raping Courtney Pieters

2018-10-17 12:46

Mortimer Saunders will have to wait until next month to hear whether he will be convicted on charges of raping and killing three-year-old Courtney Pieters.

Courtney Pieters murder accused won't testify, case postponed for final arguments

2018-09-05 11:34

The man accused of the rape and murder of 3-year-old Courtney Pieters is not going to testify in his defence, and his lawyer has closed his case.

There are no injuries to Courtney Pieters' genital area - defence pathologist (WARNING: Graphic details)

2018-09-03 16:03

There were no injuries to three-year-old Courtney Pieters' vaginal wall, defence pathologist Dr Segeran Naidoo has told the Western Cape High Court.

Pathologist cross-examined in Courtney Pieters murder trial (Warning: sensitive details)

2018-08-29 18:02

The State pathologist in the trial of Mortimer Saunders, accused of raping and murdering three-year-old Courtney Pieters, has been cross-examined in the Western Cape High Court.

Courtney Pieters murder trial postponed

2018-08-21 13:39

The trial of Mortimer Saunders, who is charged with the rape and murder of 3-year-old Courtney Pieters, has been postponed in the Western Cape High Court because the prosecutor remains booked off sick.

Courtney Pieters murder trial to continue

2018-08-20 08:40

The trial of the man accused of the premeditated murder and the rape of Elsies River 3-year-old Courtney Pieters will continue in the Western Cape High Court.

 

Child rapist, killer Mortimer Saunders denied leave to appeal

2019-02-19 12:34

Child rapist and killer Mortimer Saunders has been denied leave to appeal his conviction and sentence.

Courtney Pieters' killer gets two life sentences for her rape, murder

2018-12-11 14:27

The Western Cape High Court has sentenced Mortimer Saunders to two life sentences for the rape and murder of 3-year-old Courtney Pieters.

Courtney Pieters murder: NPA to seek two life sentences for Mortimer Saunders

2018-11-07 17:44

The NPA says it will seek two life sentences for Mortimer Saunders who has been found guilty of raping and murdering Courtney Pieters, 3.

Mortimer Saunders found guilty of rape, murder of 3-year-old Courtney Pieters

2018-11-07 12:13

The Western Cape High Court has found Mortimer Saunders guilty of the rape and murder of three-year-old Courtney Pieters.

He wanted to kill Courtney, State argues in Mortimer Saunders trial (Warning: Graphic details)

2018-09-17 15:39

The actions of Mortimer Saunders on the day he murdered Courtney Pieters was not that of someone who only wanted the three-year-old to become sick, the State submitted in the Western Cape High Court.

Defence pathologist stands by his testimony on Courtney Pieters rape claims ( Warning: graphic details)

2018-09-04 16:41

Defence pathologist Dr Segeran Naidoo has stood by his testimony that Courtney Pieters was not raped before she was killed.

Courtney Pieters' alleged killer recognised by walk, shape of his head – investigating officer

2018-08-30 16:24

A friend of the accused who saw CCTV footage taken in the area where Courtney Pieters' body was found identified a man seen "walking with something over his shoulder" as Mortimer Saunders, says a police investigator.

Defence frustrated by pace of Mortimer Saunders' trial

2018-08-22 16:09

The pace of the trial against Mortimer Saunders, accused of the rape and murder of Courtney Pieters, has been criticised by the defence.

Man expected back in court for allegedly raping, killing little Courtney Pieters

2018-08-21 07:06

Mortimer Saunders is facing charges of premeditated murder and rape after the toddler's body was found in a shallow grave several days after she went missing.

Courtney Pieters murder trial postponed for consultations over forensic tests

2018-08-14 12:15

The trial of the man accused of the premeditated murder and rape of three-year-old Courtney Pieters has been postponed for consultations over further forensic tests done by the State.

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