Long jail term ‘too lenient’

Lee-Anne Butler

THE family of a taxi driver who was shot and killed four years ago are happy they finally have closure, but believe the sentence handed down to the man responsible was too lenient.

Royston Robertson, 22, was effectively sentenced to 18 years on Friday after Port Elizabeth High Court Judge Duncan Dukada said his sentences – 18 years for the charge of murder, eight years for a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and three years for unlawful possession of ammunition – would run concurrently.

Dukada said he had also considered the fact that Robertson had already spent four years in custody.

Robertson was found guilty in August of shooting Ashell Boudry, 27, in the back in 2009 in Helenvale while Boudry was driving a taxi filled with passengers.

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