No bail for Griquatown teen

iol news pic DF Griquatown closing arguments Diamond Fields Advertiser The lawyer for the 17-year-old Griquatown triple murder accused, Riaan Bode, at the Kimberley High Court. Picture: Danie Van der Lith

Kimberley - Northern Cape Judge President Frans Kgomo has refused to extend the bail of a 17-year-old boy convicted of the 2012 Griquatown farm murders.

Kgomo said on Thursday reasons for the decision would be available at a later stage.

“I am not satisfied that it would be in the interest of justice,” the judge said.

The boy was found guilty in the Northern Cape High Court earlier in the day.

He was convicted of killing Northern Cape farmer Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christelle, 43, and daughter Marthella, 14, on their farm Naauwhoek near Griquatown on April 6, 2012.

The teenager was also found guilty on a charge of raping Marthella and defeating the ends of justice.

Sapa



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