[cape_town] - Shock as murder accused says sorry to boy's parents

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Cape Town – The man accused of murdering 9-year-old Aqeel Davids of Ocean View on the eve of his grandmother’s wedding has pleaded guilty to 10 of his 11 charges and said he didn’t mean to kill the little boy.

Dillon “Oupa” Petersen, 22, sent shockwaves through the Cape High Court on Thursday when, during his testimony, he began apologising to the boy’s parents.

Petersen told Aqeel’s mother, Naseeba Jenkins, that he knows him confessing won’t bring her son back.

After brief adjournment for an emotional Naseeba to recover, Petersen pleaded guilty to the murder of Aqeel, who had been admired by young and old and described as being obedient and “full of life”....

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