Suspects on trial for murder and rape of Hannah Cornelius

schumi

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Pre-trial conference for men accused of murdering Hannah Cornelius postponed
Cape Town - The pre-trial conference for the four men accused of raping and murdering Stellenbosch University student Hannah Cornelius has been postponed after they appeared in the Western Cape High Court on Friday.

Eben van Niekerk, Nashwill Julies, Vernon Witbooi and Geraldo Parsons attended their first pre-trial conference since the case was transferred from the Stellenbosch Magistrate's Court in January.
Two of the accused had not yet appointed legal representatives and the matter was postponed to March 23.The four are accused of murder, kidnapping and rape, following the brutal attack on Cornelius and her friend Cheslin Marsh in May 2017.

Cornelius was last seen alive with Marsh when four men approached her car in Bird Street, Stellenbosch.
Her body was discovered on the side of the road, near a wine farm, hours later on May 27.

Cornelius' Citi Golf is also alleged to have been used in an armed robbery in Northpine, between Brackenfell and Kraaifontein on the day of her murder.

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https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...murdering-hannah-cornelius-postponed-20180309
 

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To all those people who support that research that South Africa is better than we perceive it, go tell Hannah Cornelius that... oh snap!
 

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Eben van Niekerk, Nashwill Julies, Vernon Witbooi and Geraldo Parsons attended their first pre-trial conference since the case was transferred from the Stellenbosch Magistrate's Court in January.
Two of the accused had not yet appointed legal representatives and the matter was postponed to March 23.

Only to be delayed again as they haven't had time to study the case - watch.
 

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I would be quite delighted to meet them in a dark alley alone somewhere. People like these have no value at all and should be humanely removed for the benefit of others.
 

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Hannah Cornelius’ mother Anna found dead on Scarborough coast

The 56-year-old mother of Hannah Cornelius – a Stellenbosch student who was brutally murdered and raped by a gang last year – has been found dead on the shores of the Cape Peninsula.

The desperate tragedy was confirmed on Sunday by the local National Sea Rescue Institute in Kommetjie. TimesLive spoke to station commander Ian Klopper, who revealed the details of their heartbreaking discovery.

“On arrival on the scene the body of an adult female was recovered onto our sea rescue craft from the water 150 metres offshore of Scarborough and NSRI paramedics confirmed the female to be deceased from a suspected fatal drowning accident.”

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https://www.thesouthafrican.com/hannah-cornelius-mother-anna-dead/
 

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She was an avid swimmer and they suspect no foul play. No need to click on the article :p
 

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She was an avid swimmer and they suspect no foul play. No need to click on the article :p

Excuse me, Pitbull, but I didn't buy all this tinfoil just so that it can go to waste.

How could a swimmer like her just drown? No, someone clearly wanted her to keep quiet.
 

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Hannah Cornelius murder accused to go on trial after plea deal falls through

Four men accused of the murder, kidnapping and rape of a Stellenbosch University student, and the attempted murder of another, are to be tried next month after plea and sentencing negotiations with one of them fell through, the Western Cape High Court heard on Friday.

Vernon Witbooi, Eben van Niekerk, Nashwill Julies, and Geraldo Parsons have been indicted for the brutal attack on Hannah Cornelius and her close friend Cheslin Marsh in May, last year.

Prosecutor Lenro Badenhorst informed Judge Mushtak Parker that attempts to conclude a plea and sentencing agreement with Witbooi had fallen through.

More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/...-trial-after-plea-deal-falls-through-20180504
 

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Hannah Cornelius' final hours - what the State alleges

Stellenbosch student Hannah Cornelius was beaten into submission, before being forced to drive with her attackers, who would eventually rape and murder her.

This is according to details included in the indictment of the case against Vernon Witbooi, Geraldo Parsons, Eben van Niekerk and Nashville Julius, who face a string of charges, including murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and rape.

Their trial was postponed on Monday in the Western Cape High Court, as no judge was available to hear the matter.

According to details included in the indictment, Cornelius and her friend Cheslin Marsh were accosted in her Citi Golf at the corner of Jan Celliers and Bird streets in the early hours of May 27, 2017.

Cornelius was beaten into submission and threatened with a screwdriver, while a knife was wielded on Marsh, who was forced into the back seat of his friend's car.

More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/hannah-cornelius-final-hours-what-the-state-alleges-20180611
 

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Judge allocation process postpones #HannahCornelius murder trial

Cape Town - The trial of the accused in the murder of Maties student Hannah Cornelius was postponed for three months to allow for a judge to be assigned to the case. State prosecutor, advocate Lenro Badenhorst, told the stand-in judge, Judge Daniel Thulare, that the Western Cape High Court roll was full and a judge was yet to be allocated to the case. Judge Thulare postponed the matter to October 8.

More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-af...stpones-hannahcornelius-murder-trial-15434216
 

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Four men go on trial for murder and rape of Hannah Cornelius

The four men accused of murdering and raping 20-year-old Hannah Cornelius in May last year appeared in the high court in Cape Town on Tuesday for the start of their trial.
Vernon Witbooi‚ Geraldo Parsons‚ Eben van Niekerk and Nashville Julies‚ who have pleaded not guilty‚ sat for hours as their legal representatives read lengthy admissions into the record.
They acknowledged that DNA samples were taken from them shortly after Cornelius’s body was found in Knorhoek Road‚ 8km outside Stellenbosch‚ on May 27.
The Stellenbosch University student was sitting in a car she inherited from her grandmother‚ with her friend‚ Cheslin Marsh‚ in a parking lot when they were approached by three men.

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/so...rial-for-murder-and-rape-of-hannah-cornelius/
 

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Jail is too good for these filth, I'd love a few hours with them out in the veld with a few weapons of choice...

At Pollsmoor they'll probably be hailed as heroes.
Sickening.
 

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Once found guilty they should ask the dad what he wants to do with them.
 

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The only way to treat criminals is to do unto them as they do unto us.
 
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