THERE were tears of both relief and despair in a Port Elizabeth court yesterday when farm worker Andrew Damons was found guilty of brutally murdering Kirkwood businesswoman Rene Slater, 52, in February 2010.
Slater’s two daughters – Desiré Dorfling and Luzette Conradie – cried tears of relief and satisfaction when Acting Judge Shariefa Jacobs handed down the verdict in the High Court.
But Damons’s parents, especially his mother, Desire, shed tears of sadness.
Damons, 22, of Uitenhage, was found guilty on charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and kidnapping following the murder on February 15 2010.
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