Khakhu denied leave to appeal judgement and sentence

He was found guilty of shooting a four-year-old boy while he was sitting on his mother's lap in a car.

Murder accused Lindray Khakhu sits in the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court during his murder trial. He has been found guilty for murdering young Luke Tibbetts on 27 March 2015. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The High Court in Johannesburg has turned down an application by Luke Tibbetts's murderer, Lindray Khakhu, to apply for leave to appeal both his judgment and sentence.

#LukeTibbetts Court has turned down an application launched by Luke Tibbetts' murderer Lindray Khakhu to appeal his sentence & judgment. ML

Five months ago, Khakhu was found guilty of firing the shot that wounded Tibbetts in Westbury last year, while he was sitting on his mother's lap in the car.

#LukeTibbetts Khakhu was found guilty of firing the shot that wounded Tibbetts in Westbury last year, while he was sitting on his mom's lap.

The four-year-old boy died six days later in the hospital.

Khakhu was found guilty on 17 charges, which include the attempted murder of other victims.

Tibbetts' uncle Llewellyn Valentine said, "We are delighted with the outcome of the whole situation. We had confidence in the judicial system of South Africa."

LISTEN: Tibbetts' uncle, addresses the High Court during sentencing argument in the trial of his killer Lindray Khakhu