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Duo handed life sentences for murder of Carl Schoombie

Schoombie died from head injuries sustained in an attack after leaving a Claremont nightclub in 2015.

FILE: Carl Schoombie. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Stellenbosch University graduate Carl Schoombie.

Brent Henry and Juane Jacobs learned their fate in the Western Cape High Court on Friday morning.

Schoombie died from head injuries sustained in an attack after leaving a Claremont nightclub in 2015.

Carl Schoombie's relatives embraced one another as Judge Robert Henney sentenced Brent Henry and Juane Jacobs to life behind bars for the 27-year-old's murder.

Henney says both accused failed to show remorse for what he calls a cowardly and brutal attack.

He adds that Schoombie's death has had a devastating impact on his relatives, who will take a long time to come to terms with the tragedy.

Sitting upstairs in the public gallery, the two accused's family members cried as they were handcuffed and lead back to the court's holding cells.

Both men showed no emotion.

In November 2015, the pair followed an Uber taxi that Schoombie and his three friends were travelling home in after a night out.

Henry and Jacobs blocked the taxi in a cul-de-sac and then attacked Schoombie after accusing him of starting trouble at the Tiger Tiger nightclub in Claremont.

Schoombie was admitted to hospital in a coma and died days later.

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