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Robertson man sentenced to life in prison

Jaylin Karelse was convicted on six counts including rape and murder in the WC High Court.

FILE: Jaylin Karelse entered into a plea and sentencing agreement and pleaded guilty to all the charges. Picture: GCIS.

CAPE TOWN - A 20-year-old Roberston man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he was convicted on six counts including murder and rape in the Western Cape High Court today.

Jaylin Karelse entered into a plea and sentencing agreement and pleaded guilty to all the charges.

Karelse entered the victim's house in January 2012, before raping and strangling her to death.

He confessed to police after DNA analysis proved he was the rapist.

The National Prosecuting Authority's Nathi Mncube says, "We welcome the sentence, we believe it sends a strong message that the courts will no longer tolerate attacks on vulnerable people, especially women."