Hunger led child to door of killer

 

Dawid Booysen
Dawid Booysen

A HUNGRY little girl, desperate for something to eat, was brutalised and murdered after she asked a neighbour for a slice of bread.

The horrific details of the savage murder and defilement of five-year-old Catherine Jooste’s body on December 21 emerged in the Port Elizabeth High Court yesterday when Dawid Booysen, 38, pleaded guilty to her murder, but not to raping her.

Booysen, of Uitenhage, who had been released from prison just five months earlier after serving time for housebreaking, was subsequently convicted of attempted rape and murder.

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3 thoughts on “Hunger led child to door of killer

  • March 19, 2014 at 2:35 pm
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    I hope the parents feel punished for the rest of their lives, it is the responsibility of parents to struggle to feed, clothe and keep their children clean and safe. As for Dawid, hope he has a lifetime of agony in prison.

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  • March 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm
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    just heard on the news that dawid booysen recieved 5 years for murdering a 5 year old child. this is a disgusingly short sentence. it goes to prove just how little children mean in this country. i am disgusted. Dallas

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  • March 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm
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    this so tragic. all the child wanted was food. the parents of this child should be locked up as well for child abuse and neglect.Dawid you are an animal.you deserved to be locked up for ever.Dallas

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