Nervous breakdown halts Thornhill killers’ sentencing

German pair's hearing postponed to July after Adler unable to continue

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Convicted murderer and fraudster Kristina Adler broke down as sentencing proceedings were about to begin in the high court in Gqeberha on Thursday, bringing the protracted trial to a standstill.

This prompted an infuriated state advocate Marius Stander to bring an application to separate the proceedings of Adler and her former common-law husband, Jens Leunberg, so that presentencing arguments for Leunberg could continue...

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