oa Article 40 - Juveniles may be sentenced only after a full background report

Volume 2 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1562-4382



Long prison sentences imposed on two young offenders convicted of murder have been set aside by the Appeal Court in Bloemfontein, because no official reports on their circumstances were made available to the judge who originally handed down the jail terms. Now the case has been sent back to the trial court judge for re-sentencing once proper evaluations have been completed and given to him.

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