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‘Brutal’ killers of graduate to rot on in jail after appeal fails

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‘Brutal’ killers of graduate to rot on in jail after appeal fails

Judge cites pair’s lack of remorse and unequivocal acceptance of wrongdoing and penitence for Cape attack

Cape Town bureau chief

Two men who beat to death a Stellenbosch University graduate in a case of mistaken identity have failed to have their life sentences reduced.

Brent Henry and Juane Jacobs attacked Carl Schoombie and three friends after blocking their Uber in a Cape Town cul-de-sac in 2015.

They accused Schoombie of being involved in trouble at Tiger Tiger nightclub in Cape Town and beat him into a coma, ignoring his friends’ protestations that they were targeting the wrong man. He died in hospital four days later...

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