Theologo sentencing postponed

Murdered teenager Kirsty Theologo’s family is bitterly disappointed by the delay.

The four people accused of killing Kirsty Theologo in a satanic ritual in 2011 in court during the passing of judgment. From left, Harvey Isha, Robin Harwood, Courtney Daniels and Lindon Wagner. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Sentencing in the Kirsty Theologo murder trial has been postponed until February in the high court sitting at the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court.

A brief sentencing hearing concluded following testimony by both mothers of the accused as well as Theologo's family.

On Thursday, Robin Harwood and Lindon Wagner were convicted of murdering the 18-year-old and attempting to kill her then 14-year-old friend during a satanic ritual on a hill in Linmeyer two years ago.

Lindon Wagner (R) speaks to his mother and brother after being found guilty of murdering Kirsty Theologo on 7 November 2013. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

The state and Theologo's family have asked that life sentences be handed down to them.

Courtney Daniels was convicted of assault but was given a six-month sentence suspended for five-years.

Harvey Isha was cleared of all charges.

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.

Theologo's family said they were bitterly disappointed that sentencing has been postponed.

They were hoping to get closure.

Emotional testimony was once again heard in court as the mothers of the convicted killers testified.

They said the two men had troubled childhoods and problems with drugs.

The young girl who was badly burned during the ritual told Wagner and Harwood she forgave them.

The hearing will resume in February after Judge Geraldine Borchers recovers from an operation due to take place next week.