Judge: Nobody helped Griquatown teen

Copy of DF steenk 0406 C DFA The 17-year-old Griquatown killer coming up from the holding cells in the Kimberley High Court. File picture: Danie Van der Lith

Kimberley - The Griquatown farm murderer was not used by anybody else or influenced by anybody to commit the Steenkamp murders, Northern Cape Judge President Frans Kgomo said on Wednesday.

Kgomo was delivering sentence in the trial of a 17-year-old boy found guilty of multiple murders.

“DD (has) shown no remorse,” said Kgomo in referring to the boy.

“I am satisfied that he was not influence by anybody else in committing the crimes.”

Kgomo said the boy had even falsely implicated others in his explanation of possible reasons for what happened on the Steenkamp farm on the night of the murders.

On March 27, the court found the boy guilty of the murders of Griquatown farmer Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christel, 43, and their daughter Marthella, 14.

They were shot dead on their farm Naauwhoek on April 6, 2012.

The boy was also found guilty of raping the girl and lying to the police. - Sapa


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