Theologo's killers granted leave to appeal

The pair claimed they were possessed by demons while trying to sacrifice Theologo.

FILE: Kirsty Theologo murder accused, Lindon Wagner and Robin Harwood arrive in court ahead of their sentencing on 11 February 2014. Picture: Govan Whittles/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The two men found guilty of killing Johannesburg teenager Kirsty Theologo have been granted leave to appeal their sentences in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge.

Robin Harwood and Lindon Wagner were sentenced to 20 years and 25 plus 18 years for Theologo's murder and attempting to kill her 14-year-old friend.

The pair claimed they were possessed by demons while trying to sacrifice Theologo in a satanic ritual.

A brief application was heard this morning by Judge Geraldine Borchers.

Lawyers for Harwood and Wagner have been allowed to argue for a lesser sentence for the two, who are cousins.

Harwood and Wagner have already spent more than two years behind bars, while on trial.

The state did not oppose the application, which is expected to be heard in the South Gauteng High Court.

Judge Borchers has not yet set a date for the hearing.