'Krugersdorp killers': Son sentenced to 25 years in jail for murder spree

16 May 2018 - 11:00 By Nomahlubi Jordaan
The group of people who allegedly went on a killing spree in Krugersdorp between 2012 and 2016 appear in the South Gauteng High Court on May 16, 2018.
The group of people who allegedly went on a killing spree in Krugersdorp between 2012 and 2016 appear in the South Gauteng High Court on May 16, 2018.
Image: Nomahlubi Jordaan

One of five people accused of murdering 11 people over a five year period, was sentenced to an effective 25 years' imprisonment by the South Gauteng High Court on Wednesday.

Le Roux Steyn, 22, entered into a plea bargain with the state and pleaded guilty to more than 18 counts including murder, robbery and racketeering.

His sentences will run concurrently.

Le Roux Steyn speaks to his lawyer after being sentenced by the South Gauteng High Court on May 16, 2018.
Le Roux Steyn speaks to his lawyer after being sentenced by the South Gauteng High Court on May 16, 2018.
Image: Nomahlubi Jordaan

He is one of five people accused of murdering 11 people over a five-year period. The other accused are Cecilia Steyn‚ the alleged mastermind behind the murders‚ Marinda Steyn‚ her daughter Marcel‚ and Zak Valentine.

Marinda - Le Roux's mother - is also due to plead guilty in the same court on Wednesday.

The case against Cecilia‚ Valentine and Marcel has been postponed to October 8 for trial.

The group is charged with murdering 11 people from 2012 to 2016‚ robbery‚ aggravated assault‚ racketeering‚ possession of an unlicensed firearm‚ fraud and identity theft.

The group appeared calm as they set on the dock waiting for their case to be called in a packed courtroom.

After Le Roux was sentenced‚ his lawyer tried to prevent the media from taking his photographs.

She told journalists to have "respect" as the court was in session.

John Barnard‚ a 40-year-old printmaker‚ confessed to involvement in some of the murders last year and was sentenced to 30 years in jail‚ with 10 suspended‚ on condition that he testify against the other accused.


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