The state had proved beyond reasonable doubt that “Sunday rapist” Johannes Jacobus Steyn murdered and kidnapped teenager Louise de Waal, Judge Sita Kolbe said, according to a report on The Times website this afternoon.
In handing down judgement in the High Court sitting in Alberton, Kolbe said: “The state proved beyond reasonable doubt he kidnapped and murdered her.”
He allegedly abducted De Waal in October last year while she was on her way to school in Roodepoort. It was just before her 17th birthday.
De Waal’s burnt body was found on a Magaliesberg farm later the same day.
Steyn was acquitted on a charge of raping De Waal.