Mortimer Saunders admitted in the Western Cape High to murdering three-year-old Courtney Pieters in Elsies River a year ago. PHOTO: ANA

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Judgement in Courtney Pieters murder trial to resume Wednesday

CAPE TOWN, November 6 – Judgment in the trial of self-confessed child killer Mortimer Saunders was postponed in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday.

Judgment is set to resume on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Judge Babalwa Mantame read through evidence and statements that was brought before the court during the trial.

Mantame rehashed the testimonies of Courtney’s mom, Juanita Pieters; Pathologist, Professor Johan Dempers; and Marsha Wenn, Courtney’s cousin who lived in a wendy house on the Elsies River property.

Saunders was arrested in May last year, after the body of three-year-old Courtney Pieters was found in Epping Industria, nine days after she was reported missing from her Elsies River home.

Saunders denied raping the girl before she died but has admitted to necrophilia. He also claimed that she died after he fed her ant poison because she had been disturbing him at the house he shared with her and her family. (ANA)

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