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Schoolboy murder accused in plea bargain bid

Cape Town -

Two men accused of killing Cape Town schoolboy Glenrico Martin are negotiating plea bargains with the State, the Western Cape High Court heard on Friday.

File photo: Glenrico Martin, 18, was shot in May last year while he was walking into the Spes Bona High School premises in Athlone. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Wilston Stoffels, 18, and Jevon Snyman, 19, appeared briefly before Cape Judge President John Hlophe for a pre-trial conference.

State advocate Goodman Jaxa informed the court that the State and defence were discussing finalising the case through a plea and sentence agreement.

He requested a postponement to enable them to conclude their discussions.

Martin, 18, was shot in May last year while he was walking into the Spes Bona High School premises in Athlone. Paramedics took him to Groote Schuur Hospital. He died soon after arrival.

Snyman was arrested in Athlone a day after the shooting, and Stoffels was arrested in Bonteheuwel the following day.

The men are to appear in court again on February 28.

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