[cape_town] - 'Not appropriate' Aqeel's killer gets only 25 years

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Cape Town – The man accused of murdering nine-year-old Aqeel Davids of Ocean View on the eve of his grandmother's wedding will spend 25 years behind bars.

Dillon “Oupa” Petersen, 25, who is a friend of the Taylor gang in the area, was sentenced in the Western Cape High Court by Judge Mark Sher on Thursday.

It seemed Petersen was trying to dodge his sentencing when he first complained that his personal belongings had not yet been moved to another section of the prison and then later said he had stomach pains.

But Judge Sher continued and sentenced Petersen to 20 years behind bars for the murder of Aqeel, 12 years each for seven charges of attempted murder, and seven years for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition....

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