- Melvin Volkwyn was found guilty of the murder of one-year-old Orderick Lucas which occurred in 2017
- Volkwyn maintained his innocence throughout his trial and was referred to as a 'monster' by acting judge Nolundi Nyati
- The 42-year-old convicted killer shed a few tears during the court proceedings which was taken more as regret than remorse
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CAPE TOWN - Melvin Volkwyn is a convicted child killer who was recently sentenced to two decades in prison by the High Court in the Western Cape. The 42-year-old was found guilty of the murder of one-year-old Orderick Lucas.
Lucas' murder occurred in 2017. The presiding judge in the matter, Nolundi Nyati, referred to Volwkyn as a 'monster' and stated that his actions warranted a longer sentence than the suggested 15 years.
Nyati stated that Volkwyn had behaved in a manner that was deceitful. He appeared to have been taking care of Orderick while he was actually abusing the toddler. Nyati said that the one-year-old was in need of love and care but received a slow death instead.
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A report by News24 revealed that Volkwyn had taken Orderick from Eon Adam's, the baby's mother's friend, care and did not return him. His body was found a few days later in a stormwater drain near his grandmother's house.
2 People killed while in a Ferrari in Soweto, suspects seen driving a Toyota Etios
In other crime-related news, Briefly News reported that the South African Police Services in Soweto have confirmed that a man, 41, and a woman aged 21 were fatally shot while driving in a red Ferrari on Sunday night.
Reports have stated that approximately 15 gunshots were fired into the car by unknown assailants. The victims were killed on the scene and the police are yet to make an arrest. SAPS has called on community members to come forward with any information that may lead them to the arrests of the suspects as they are now investigating two counts of murder.
This latest shooting comes after a couple was killed just last week in Soweto. They were in another luxury car, a Ford Mustang, according to TimesLIVE.
Free State ANC member killed in shooting ahead of local elections
In other news, Briefly News reported that the ANC has confirmed that one of its members in the Free State has been shot and killed.
The police have launched an investigation and at this point, it has been linked to political violence but general criminality that plagues the area.
However, according to the SABC, the deceased ANC member had been involved in incidents of infighting in the ward over nominations for candidates.
The local elections are due to be held on 1 November and many fear that political violence could erupt. The East African reported that KwaZulu-Natal is an area of concern, the province has a history of political violence.
Source: Briefly News