Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Three sentenced for farmer's murder

February 11 2008 at 01:40PM

Three men were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of an 85-year-old farmer from Devon, Germiston police said on Monday.

"Vusi Musi Masilela 23, Lucky Mbonani 26, and Sizwe Dlamini 23, were sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, 15-years for housebreaking and theft, and eight-years for possession of fire-arms and ammunition," said Captain Steady Nawa.

The three broke into farmer Simon Hutting's home in Devon in December 2005.

Hutting was hit on the head with a hard object and strangled.

His body was found by a helper the following day. His revolver and an undisclosed amount of Kruger Rand Coins were stolen.

All three men were arrested two days later. - Sapa


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