Guatemalan citizen Diego Novella has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for killing his US girlfriend, Gabriela Kabrins Alban, at a Camps Bay hotel in July 2015.
Western Cape High Court Judge Vincent Saldanha handed down the sentence on Thursday, as her family looked on.
"The deliberate desecration of the body of the deceased by the accused and his wanton humiliation of her abounds as a serious aggravating factor," he said.
Novella had convinced the successful marketing executive to travel to South Africa for treatment, after she lost her energy to Lyme Disease.
The scene of her murder was gruesome, and the horrific details emerged in court previously....
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