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.

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.

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.

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.

Courtney Pieters murder: Additional tests on some DNA evidence only done 2 months ago (Warning: sensitive details)

2018-06-14 13:41

It is possible for Mortimer Saunders' semen to have been present in Courtney Pieters' body, even if he did not raped her, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Child killer apologises to murdered Courtney Pieters' mother for 'what he has done' (Warning: sensitive details)

2018-05-29 15:46

Self-confessed child killer Mortimer Saunders has apologised to Courtney Pieters' mother for "what he has done".

Mortimer Saunders pleads guilty to murdering Courtney Pieters, 3, performing sexual act with her corpse

2018-05-28 12:24

Mortimer Saunders has pleaded guilty in the Western Cape High Court to using ant poison to murder Courtney Pieters.


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.

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.

Blood on Courtney Pieters' jeans, panties doesn't necessarily mean she was raped - defence (Warning: Sensitive details)

2018-08-08 15:47

Blood found on the panties and jeans of three-year-old Courtney Pieters did not necessarily indicate that she had been raped, the advocate representing murder accused Mortimer Saunders has said.

'I looked and I scratched… then I saw little Courtney Pieters' - volunteer who found murdered toddler's body (WARNING: Sensitive content)

2018-05-30 17:13

Courtney Pieters's little body was found covered with a thorn bush by a volunteer who had heeded a call to assist in a search for the missing toddler, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Murdered Courtney's last request to mom: A packet of treats (Warning: Sensitive details)

2018-05-28 15:55

The last time Courtney Pieters' mother saw her daughter, her little girl had asked for a packet of treats, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

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