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State argues Ravensmead beheading was premeditated

The State says the evidence before court shows Aljar Swartz is guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

Lee Adams was killed in a suspected satanic attack at a derelict school building in Ravensmead. Picture: Renee de Villiers/EWN
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CAPE TOWN - The prosecution against a man accused of beheading a Ravensmead boy has argued the murder was well thought through and carefully planned.

Twenty-year-old Aljar Swartz last week admitted to killing 15-year-old Lee Adams at an abandoned school in Ravensmead in October 2013.

The victim’s head was found buried in his backyard.

The State says the evidence before court shows Swartz is guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

The prosecution adds the court needs to determine whether or not the killing was planned.

The State has argued the fact that two witnesses testified he tried to involve them in the killing indicates he had every intention of committing the crime and chose the victim beforehand.

But the defence insists the accused could not have planned it, because the two witnesses he had tried to persuade to go to the abandoned school to smoke dagga, would’ve then witnessed the crime.

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)

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