A judgement was handed down in the Western Cape High Court on Thursday by Judge Robert Henney. This judgement concluded that the two individuals accused of the murder of a baby girl by the name of Zahnia Woodward have been found guilty of the crime. In addition, they were also charged with the attempted murder of the baby’s father, Bradley Robyn.
Baby shot in drive-by shooting
Two months ago in August, according to the Cape Times, one of the alleged killers of baby Zahnia was about to enter a plea deal. The baby was shot in a drive-by shooting two years ago on 30 Dec. 2016. She was simply sitting at a park in Ocean View with Robyn and was hit by a bullet while she lay in the arms of her father. Her father drove her to hospital after being shot in the thigh himself. At the time, she was only six months of age. Now, finally, justice is playing its part in sending the accused away for what they had done to an innocent girl.
The accused and the plea bargain
In August, six people were accused, namely Christopher September, Simaney Cupido, Taswill Kriel, Morné May, Larry Johnson, as well as the baby’s aunt, Mirriam Johnson. Cupido was among the six accused in the murder trial who had entered into a plea deal.
The judgement handed down by Judge Henney stated that Christopher September and Larry Johnson were found guilty in the murder of the baby, as well as the attempted murder of her father. Kriel and May were acquitted of all charges while Johnson (Mirriam) and Larry were found guilty of two other charges. The matter has been postponed until Dec. 3 for the mitigation of sentencing.
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