The high courtroom in Johannesburg sentenced Vincenzo Pietropaolo, the man who killed his father and wife in two separate incidents in March 2017, to 2 life terms and 26 years imprisonment on Monday.
The courtroom closing year found Pietropaolo, a former treasurer of the SA Bank of Athens, responsible of double abolish, robbery with worrying conditions, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, as neatly as defeating the ends of justice.
The sentences will flee at the identical time as.
Pietropaolo killed his father, Pasqualino, whom he shot in his sleep in March 2017 in what changed into first and foremost believed to be a failed home robbery.
In November the identical year, Pietropaolo killed his estranged wife, Manuela Giuliana Pietropaolo, by taking pictures her nine instances.
He changed into arrested on the night of the abolish after a a hit slip by the Brackenhurst neighborhood policing forum (CPF).
The CPF participants responded to gunshots and were given the outline of the suspect’s automobile. They gave slip and traced the accused to the complex where he lived.
Agree with Ratha Mokgoatlheng found Pietropaolo responsible after, amongst diversified things, his automobile’s tracking tool placed him in the neighborhood of the crime scene, and forensic ballistics linked the firearm demonstrate in his possession for the duration of his arrest by participants of the CPF to the abolish of Pascualino.
Pietropaolo claimed he changed into collecting documents at Manuela’s home when she called him to the front door.
He additional claimed that an argument ensued, where he changed into provoked and driven by an emotional storm, he discharged his firearm.
Prosecutor Lwazi Ngodwana argued that Pietropaolo’s age, 65, should always aloof no longer be considered as a grand and compelling circumstance for the courtroom to deviate from the minimum prescribed sentence of life imprisonment in respect of the two abolish expenses. He pleaded with the courtroom to impose a sentence that mirrored a legal justice machine that abhorred the killing of innocent voters in this kind of brutal way.
“The accused killed a defenceless, 90-year-venerable man, who might perhaps presumably even beget by no manner equipped any resistance. He went on to empty nine bullets into the body of his estranged wife.”
Ngodwana talked about what changed into disheartening changed into that Pietropaolo had confirmed no remorse for his deeds.
“This is one amongst the worst classes of abolish. A father dying at the hands of his delight in son and a woman dying at the hands of her husband,” Ngodwana talked about.
Mokgoatlheng talked about despite Pietropaolo’s age, the courtroom regarded as the horrendous manner in which every and every victims were killed and the truth that the accused had confirmed no remorse for his actions, to impose a sentence of life imprisonment.