'Consider influence of gangsterism in Cameron Wilson's life when sentencing'

The defence has listed numerous factors it says the court needs to take into consideration when sentencing Cameron Wilson.

FILE: Cameron Wilson. Picture: Shamiela Fisher/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The defence for serial killer Cameron Wilson has asked the court to consider the influence of gangsterism on his life.

The 20-year-old has been convicted of five murders, including the killing of Lekita Moore in Valhalla Park in September 2016.

The State and defence delivered closing argument in sentencing proceedings on Tuesday.

The defence has listed numerous factors it says the court needs to take into consideration when sentencing Wilson.

One of them is the potential negative impact Wilson’s father had on his life.

The convicted killer's father is an alleged gang member who's currently behind bars in connection with a triple murder in Bishop Lavis.

But Judge Chantal Fortuin says during trial no evidence was brought to prove Abraham Wilson had influenced his son's actions.

Instead, the court heard he came from a stable home.

The State argues the serial killer has shown no remorse and has called on the court to punish him harshly.