George Louca may be released on medical parole

Louca, who is accused of killing Lolly Jackson in 2010, was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

FILE: George Louca. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

PRETORIA - The judge presiding over George Louca's murder case is now considering an application to allow the Cypriot to be released from prison due to his health.

Louca, who is accused of killing strip club boss Lolly Jackson in 2010, was diagnosed in February with stage four lung cancer which is inoperable and can't be treated with either radiation or chemotherapy.

Louca did not appear in court this morning due to ill health.

Judge Geraldine Borchers received an application from his legal team this morning which details why the Cypriot is too ill to stand trial and must be released from prison.

He has since handed a summary of five sworn statements to prosecutors working on his case in which he claims Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir pulled the trigger.

Krejcir is also facing a number of charges in the same court sitting in Palm Ridge, including murder and kidnapping.

Louca's application to be released from prison will be discussed when court resumes tomorrow.

The Kgosi Mampuru II prison (formerly known as the Pretoria Central Prison) hospital earlier this month recommended that Louca qualifies to be released from jail due to the severity of his illness.

A doctor who examined Louca at the prison wrote a report stating that the murder accused is terminally ill, can't look after himself and the prison's health facilities will no longer be able to care for his needs.