This may be a story of 5 chapters: upbringing, murder, extended bail in Knysna and sentencing, life in jail and life thereafter. If so, Chapter 3 has ended and Chapter 4 is beginning for Kyle Maspero, co-murderer of Rosemary Theron. Cape Town teen gets 13 years for strangling girlfriend’s mom The Western Cape High Court on Wednesday sentenced a teenager to an effective 13 years in jail for helping to strangle his girlfriend’s mother to death. Judge President John Hlophe told a crying Kyle Maspero, 19, that he hoped the sentence would send the message that violent, senseless crimes would … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Kyle Maspero, the alleged co-murderer of his girlfriend’s mother, Rosemary Theron, has been declared fit to stand trial. Previously, i had blogged about people in Knysna being very upset at seeing Maspero walking around town whilst he awaited a bed at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital, an observation ordered by the court after Maspero (as we now discover) claimed amnesia. The good news for those concerned residents is that, until the trial on October 5, Kyle Maspero is under house arrest. Read more about his troubled childhood and the observation of him at Valkenberg.
The March 2013 murder of Rosemary Theron shocked Knysna. Not only had she been a long-term resident of the town before moving to Cape Town but the young, alleged murderers (her daughter, Phoenix Theron and her boyfriend, Kyle Maspero) and body-moving accomplice (Godfrey Scheepers) had lived in Knysna too. Scheepers was the one to step forward and tell the police what had happened. Phoenix Theron admitted guilt, implicated Maspero, and is currently serving 15 years in Pollsmoor Prison. Her action was met with approval by many and gained her a Facebook support group. Although it was always possible that Kyle … ‘Click here to read full article…’