Three guilty of robbing‚ kidnapping‚ raping and killing Hannah Cornelius

07 November 2018 - 15:54 By Aron Hyman
Vernon Witbooi, Geraldo Parsons and Eben van Niekerk were found guilty by Judge Rosheni Allie on November 7 2018 in the Cape Town High Court.
Vernon Witbooi, Geraldo Parsons and Eben van Niekerk were found guilty by Judge Rosheni Allie on November 7 2018 in the Cape Town High Court.
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Vernon Witbooi‚ Geraldo Parsons‚ and Eben Van Niekerk have been found guilty of robbing‚ kidnapping‚ raping and murdering Stellenbosch student Hannah Cornelius.

They were also found guilty of the attempted murder of her friend‚ Cheslin Marsh‚ and of robbing and kidnapping of Miemie October and Ncumisa Qwina.

Judge Rosheni Allie delivered the judgment in the Cape Town High Court on Wednesday.

The fourth accused‚ Nashville Julius‚ was found guilty of robbery and of kidnapping Marsh and Cornelius.

State prosecutor Advocate Lenro Badenhorst then read out lengthy criminal records that included house breaking‚ theft‚ possession of drugs and robbery. Witbooi's criminal history started in 1997 when he was 10 years old.

This is a developing story.

Vernon Witbooi, Geraldo Parsons and Eben van Niekerk were found guilty by Judge Rosheni Allie on November 7 2018 in the Western Cape high court. The fourth accused in the matter, Nashville Julius was found guilty on robbery and kidnapping charges. Sentencing is due to take place on November 8 2018.


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