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Packham goes down muttering: Wife-killer begins 22-year sentence


Packham goes down muttering: Wife-killer begins 22-year sentence

Seemingly discontented throughout sentencing, the 'disloyal and deceitful' 58-year-old was given a lengthy term

Sumin Woo

Listening to Judge Elizabeth Steyn describing how he bludgeoned his wife of 31 years to death, Rob Packham’s expressionless face cracked for just a moment as he cast his gaze towards the Cape Town High Court ceiling.

The 58-year-old continued to shake his head, scoffing and muttering as Steyn sentenced him to an effective 22 years behind bars on Wednesday.

“The accused was disloyal and deceitful,” she said, adding that he appeared dismissive and disinterested, and lacked empathy...

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