Friday, October 30, 2009

Dina Rodrigues loses appeal bid

BY Khanyisa Tabata
30 October 2009


Dina Rodrigues’s bid to have her life sentence reduced for murdering baby Jordan Leigh Norton, has been dismissed by two Cape High Court Judges.

Her two accomplices also failed in their court bid. Six month old baby Jordan was stabbed to death in her home in Lansdowne in 2005.

The judges ruled that the life sentence imposed on Rodrigues was justified and that the motive for the killing could evoke little mercy.

In a dissenting judgement, a third judge proposed that the life sentence be substituted with one of 26 years in prison but the majority decision was upheld.

Rodrigues, along with her accomplices, Sipho Mfazwe and Mongezi Bobotyane, are serving life terms in prison for the murder while two other hitmen, were sentenced to 15 years behind bars.

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