WATCH: Judge says Packham was a crafty, competent deceiver

2019-05-21 12:07
Video

WATCH LIVE: Court to hand down judgment in Packham murder trial

2019-05-20 10:09

Western Cape High Court Judge Elize Steyn is expected to hand down judgment in Rob Packham's murder trial. Watch live.WATCH

The Western Cape High Court, on Monday, found Constantia businessman Rob Packham guilty of killing his wife Gill in February 2018 and attempting to defeat the ends of justice by setting her car and body alight.

Packham stood expressionless in the dock as Judge Elize Steyn handed down the judgment.

In her judgment, Steyn said:  "... the accused was a crafty, competent deceiver who was living what has shown to be a selfish, destructive life... the accused has shown himself to be an accomplished liar and deceiver who deceived his wife and to an extent, his paramour, as well as his family."

She found that the totality of evidence pointed overwhelmingly to his guilt and that the State had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

READ MORE: Five quotes that sealed Rob Packham's fate

Sentencing proceedings were supposed to get under way on Tuesday morning, but the defence requested that the matter be postponed to Wednesday.


KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    rob packham  |  cape town  |  murder  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.