Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Former policeman undergoes sentencing for murder of children

By Kim Saulse
23 September 2009

A former police member, Marius van der Westhuizen, is being sentenced today for the murder of his three children in 2006.

The Western Cape High Court heard that Van der Westhuizen had apparently committed the murders to punish his wife.

According to reports, a probation officer has suggested that correctional supervision would be an appropriate sentence as van der Westhuizen would not survive in jail.

But the State and Judge Willem Louw has questioned the probation officer’s report.

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