Former police member guilty of murdering kids
By Mandisi Tyulu
28 May 2009
Former Cape Town police member has been found guilty of killing his three children.
Marius van der Westhuizen confessed in the Western Cape High Court to shooting his three sleeping children in their Brackenfell home in July 2006.
Eighteen-months-old Antoinette, five-year-old Marius and 16-year-old Bianca were killed in front of their mother.
Van der Westhuizen claimed he had suffered from depression and post- traumatic stress disorder.
But Judge Willem Louw found that he had known what he was doing was wrong.