Granny killer tries luck at court, gets harsher sentence

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Granny killer tries luck at court, gets harsher sentence

Judge did not buy her argument that the elderly woman had bewitched her

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A Limpopo woman – handed a five-year prison term for her role the 2014 murder of her grandmother and a five-year-old girl – has had her sentence doubled by the Supreme Court of Appeal, which handed down the damning ruling on Friday.

Charmaine Moloto – acting in concert with her boyfriend Frans Baloyi – orchestrated the slaying in the belief that her grandmother had bewitched her.

It was in the quiet village of Ga-Semenya near Seshego where the elderly Florence Moloto and Elna Pele, a child she cared for, were strangled in their beds...

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