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Sizzlers mass-murderer must die in prison, says judge who put ...


Sizzlers mass-murderer must die in prison, says judge who put him there

Eighteen years after jailing Adam Woest for life, retired judge Nathan Erasmus says he stands by his sentence


The judge who sentenced Sizzlers mass-murderer Adam Woest to nine life sentences says he stands by his recommendation that “the accused should be permanently removed from society”.

Now retired, judge Nathan Erasmus was commenting on his March 2004 sentencing in the Cape Town high court of waiter Woest and taxi driver Trevor Thys for their January 2003 murders of nine men and the attempted murder of another in the Sea Point massage parlour.

“I have no further comments other than the remarks I made at the time of my sentencing because those are my true sentiments and recommendations. I stand by those words,” said Erasmus...

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