‘The devil made me do it’


May 23 rd, 2015

Pretoria - A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 80 years imprisonment by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. He must serve an effective 20 years for hacking his mother, grandmother, brother (6) and little sister to death with an axe. In May 2013, he attacked and killed his sleeping mother first before killing his sleeping brother and his grandmother. He dragged his sleeping baby sister into a bush and murdered here there. The boy confessed that the murders were due to satanic rituals he performed earlier that day. He also said that he had smoked marijuana on the day of the murders. He claimed he had been abused at home by drunken parents. Community members otherwise testified he was a troubled boy. He looks streetwise, aggressive and self-assured, according to psychologists.

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