Man sentence for killing father's girlfriend

The Pixley Ka Seme District Commissioner, Major General Nomana Mtukushe welcomes the sentencing of Frans Cornelius Vermeulen on a charge of murder. According to a police statement, he was sentenced in the Kimberley High Court for murdering his father's girlfriend on their farm in Prieska. The police says, Vermeulen was 17 years old at the time of the incident, when he and his father's girlfriend, Sharifa Brown(27) were involved in an altercation. The court heard that Vermeulen strangled Brown and shot her four times with a 22 rifle and she died on the scene. The incident happened on 21 May 2016. Vermeulen was found guilty in the Kimberley High Court and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for the murder of which 4 years is suspended for 5 years. 

Journalist: Rodrick Titus

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