CASE: Corrine Jackson.
Murder accused Corrine Jackson smiled and smoked a cigarette outside court moments after hearing she would be spending Christmas and New Year with her family.

This after her lawyer requested that Jackson’s bail be extended over the festive season and the magistrate agreed.

However, the decision did not sit well with the family of Nadine Esterhuizen, Jackson’s alleged victim, who screamed at her.

Nadine’s mother, Vanessa Esterhuizen, and other relatives accused Jackson’s family of “protecting a killer”.

“You are a cold-blooded killer,” a man shouted at Jackson, 21, before screaming at her family: “how can you protect a murderer?”

Knives

Prosecutors are set to prove that Jackson stabbed her estranged 18-year-old girlfriend 21 times and also tried to cut off her head at a residence in Colorado Park, Mitchells Plain, in September 2017.

Jackson was found in the locked toilet with two knives in her possession.

Nadine was in matric at Athlone High School.

Jackson is facing charges of murder and assault and her murder trial is set to begin on 7 February.

Dressed in combat pants and a black t-shirt, Jackson appeared calm in the Mitchells Plain Regional Court yesterday.

Her lawyer said they would be asking the senior State prosecutor to intervene after making several requests to the detective to get his client’s cellphone.

It is believed the cellphone contains messages between Jackson and Nadine in the hours, days and months before the murder.

“We need to receive the phone and the documentation (cellphone records) to see what our next strategy will be,” said the lawyer, from William Booth Attorneys.

“Miss Jackson is out on bail and I request that her bail be extended.”

Chatting

Jackson was granted bail in June at the Cape High Court after her first application was denied in the magistrates’ court earlier this year.

Outside court, Jackson calmly lit a cigarette and smiled while chatting to people.

Vanessa said her daughter was stabbed five times in her face and that her hair had been pulled out.

While taking the witness stand earlier this year, Jackson claimed she had acted in self-defence and had been wounded in her abdomen, hand and neck.

She was placed on suicide watch while receiving treatment in hospital.

The State said Jackson had a penchant for sharp weapons and owned replicas of Samurai swords.

The court also heard that Nadine had had a protection order against Jackson and had opened a case of assault after Jackson allegedly beat her at the Strandfontein Pavilion, leaving her with a cracked skull.

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