One of the five so-called ‘Krugersdorp killers’ has been sentenced in the South Gauteng High Court to an effective 25 years imprisonment
A crying Le Roux Steyn, 22, was sentenced on Wednesday after entering into a plea agreement with the State.
Steyn and four others: Cecilia Steyn, 37, Zak Valentine, 33, Marinda Steyn, 51, and her daughter Marcel, 20, are charged with numerous crimes, including murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances, theft, fraud and intimidation.
The group is accused of murdering 11 people during a crime spree between 2012 and 2016.
YOU magazine reported last month that the killings reportedly started when Cecilia, who claimed to be a child psychologist, fell out with the pastor of their church, Overcomers Through Christ.
The magazine reported that she allegedly carried out the killings with her close friend, high school teacher Marinda Steyn and insurance broker Valentine. Cecilia’s children, Le Roux and Marcel, are also accused of being involved in the murders.
Another accused, John Barnard, 42, was sentenced to 20 years in jail in December 2016 after he pleaded guilty to 13 charges, including murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances.
He will be a State witness.
Following our recent story on the so-called Krugersdorp Killers, 22-year-old Le Roux Steyn was sentenced to 35 years in prison this morning, reduced by 10 years on condition he turns State witness. He will spend an effective 25 years behind bars. https://t.co/Eyq6gZgW4u pic.twitter.com/zwAgetwL2O
— Carte Blanche (@carteblanchetv) May 16, 2018
One of the five so-called #krugersdorpkillers, Le Roux Steyn has been sentenced to an effective 25 years imprisonment in the South Gauteng High Court on Wednesday. @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/jOsqQ7bYLr
— Iavan Pijoos (@iavanpijoos) May 16, 2018