Three found guilty in Theologo trial
Lindon Wagner and Robin Harwood have been found guilty of the murder of Kirsty Theologo.
JOHANNESBURG - Judge Geraldine Borchers on Thursday found Lindon Wagner and Robin Harwood guilty of the premeditated murder in the Kirsty Theologo trial.
She also found Courtney Daniels guilty of assault but acquitted her of murder charges.
Daniels has already been sentenced, with Borchers handing down a six-month prison sentence which will be suspended for five years.
Harvey Isha was acquitted of all charges.
He immediately fell to his knees to pray, while his pregnant wife and his mother burst into tears in the gallery.
Harvey Isha collapses to his knees after being acquitted of all charges at the Kirsty Theologo murder trial at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on 7 November 2013. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN
Wagner and Harwood's families embraced each other from the dock during the short adjournment.
Their defence that they were possessed by demons when they committed the crime was rejected by the court.
Sentencing will resume on Friday.
Thursday's ruling was handed during a high court sitting in Palm Ridge Magistrates Court.
Theologo and her friend were doused with petrol and set alight in a suspected satanic ritual on a hill in Linmeyer, south of Johannesburg, two years ago.
Kirsty Theologo's mother Sylvia speaks to the media at the trial of four people accused of the murder. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN
A picture of Kirsty Theologo next to a teddy bear in the High Court at Palm Ridge on 7 November 2013. Picture: Vumani Mkhize