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Richmond housebreaker gets 20 years for murdering disabled man

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A Northern Cape man was was handed down a 20-year sentence for breaking into the home of a 68-year-old disabled man in Richmond and strangling him to death.

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AN ACCUSED, Granville Adams, 25, was handed a 20-year sentence for breaking into the home of a 68-year-old disabled man in Richmond and strangling him to death.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Sergio Kock said the incident took place on June 12 last year, at around 1.30pm.

“The accused stole some valuables and strangled the disabled victim to death with a trouser. The police followed up on information and arrested Adams four days later,” said Kock.

He added that the police opposed bail and Adams remained in custody until he was sentenced in the Richmond Regional Court on charges of murder, housebreaking and theft.

The Pixley ka Seme SAPS cluster commander, Brigadier Nomana Adonis, applauded the investigating officer, Detective Constable Stephanie Koen from the Richmond Detective unit, for “a job well done”.

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