Serial killer 22-year-old Kershwin Goldstone who held a 20-day reign of terror over pensioners in the city was sentenced to an effective 25 years in prison and castigated for his gruesome and heinous murders.
Two senior Michaelhouse learners have been suspended from the school for selling dagga-infused lollipops, also known as “canna pops”, made up of a few home ingredients mixed with dagga.
The murders of three pensioners and the arrest of a 22-year-old suspect has left several families reeling for their loss.
In an exclusive interview with sources close to the investigation chilling details have emerged about the serial killer who terrorized the city’s elderly in a month-long crime spree that saw three pensioners brutally murdered in two city-centre retirement homes.
Murder accused, Kershwin Goldstone, 22, appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday, on three counts of murder and house robbery, abandoning his bail application.
The suspect arrested for the brutal murders of three elderly residents living at two CBD retirement homes has made a full confession.
The serial killer who brutally murdered three pensioners on separate occasions was arrested as he brazenly returned to Jacaranda Lodge at 1.30am this morning to strike again.
Specialist investigators are being flown in from Pretoria after the third murder of a pensioner, in an old age facility – within a month – has heightened fears of a serial killer preying on the city’s elderly.
A third pensioner has been murdered in the Pietermaritzburg CBD in less than a month.
Update: It is alleged that one man was shot dead and two others wounded in a shootout with police on the N3 near Market Road this morning. The suspects were intercepted by police after allegedly stealing and slaughtering three cows, and putting them in the back of a vehicle.
In less than a month, another pensioner has been killed in an old-age home in what appears to be a robbery for electronic items.