Skip to comments.Lesbian couple found guilty of boy´s murder: Would not say Daddy.
Posted on 03/24/2006 10:09:50 AM PST by VU4G10
A four-year-old boy died after he was brutally assaulted when he refused to call his mother's lesbian lover "Daddy", The Star newspaper reported on Thursday.
Jandre's mother, Hanelie Botha (31), and her partner Engeline de Nysschen (33) appeared in the Vereeniging Regional Court on Wednesday and were found guilty of the boy's gruesome murder.
His father, Jan, sat in court holding the hands of his fiancée, Yolanda Deysel, and listened attentively to Magistrate Rita Willemse, who in her judgement, accepted evidence that among the reasons that led to Jandre's brutal ordeal was his refusal to call De Nysschen "Daddy", the paper said.
The court had heard evidence from Lydia Nkomo and her daughter Aletta Lesiba, who worked for the couple in their tuckshop, that De Nysschen had viciously assaulted Jandre while demanding that he must call her "Daddy".
Both testified that while Jandre was assaulted, his mother failed to intervene or protect him. Evidence showed he had sustained horrific injuries, including a fractured skull and brain damage, as well as broken legs, collarbone, hands and pelvis.
The court accepted the evidence of Professor Mohammed Dada, a trauma expert, who said the boy's injuries were similar to those of a person who had fallen from a double-storey building.
Delivering judgement, Willemse acknowledged there was no substantial evidence linking Hanelie to the assaults, but said she was equally guilty of murder for failing in her legal duty to protect her child against abuse and violation.
The court found she had lied to Dr Elna Gibson, one of the medical doctors who treated Jandre, by saying the boy got his injuries after he had slipped in the bath.
The doctors who had examined Jandre dismissed the pair's version that he had slipped in the bath. They said excessive force was required to inflict the kind of fatal injuries sustained by Jandre.
Convicting the two, Willemse dismissed their version and said there was substantial medical evidence before her about the nature of the injuries suffered by Jandre.
The case was postponed until June 26 for a pre-sentencing report. - Sapa
Johannesburg, South Africa 23 March 2006 08:04
Even kids know its not right......................
Hard to understand why the authorities even consider letting people like this adopt children.
Sounds very reasonable. Sure hope the states get their act together so these two can marry and adopt more children.
Another victim of PC.
Freaks should not be allowed to adopt children.
A lesbo and a dike get a child who isn't "pc" so they kill him. Great.
As did the two witnesses, apparently.
Sick sick sick.
The dyke murderer should be executed.
Dear Lord. This poor child... What is wrong with these people?
So they want the kids to be even more than just props for their freak show. They actually want them to play along. Agree with above, even the kid knew this was silly on its face. With this in mind there's no telling what is going on in what amounts to an insane asylum disguised as a "family".
I'm not sure I get your meaning here ... unless that woman had prior charge/evidence of child abuse, how were the authorities to know she would behave in this horrific manner? I'm sure the question doesn't come up in adoption interviews, "If you insist on being called *Daddy* and the child refuses, how will you react?"
This does not count as a hate crime, of course. It's just an anamoly that has no bearing on the dicussion of homophobia.
No, no. They are all peaceful. Just like the peace protesters who destroy downtown areas.
Does South Africa have the death penalty?