JJ Peters case slated for Nelspruit Regional Court

JJ Peters, suspected of killing his grandmother earlier this year, will make his first appearance in Nelspruit Regional Court on October 28.

National Prosecuting Authority provincial spokeswoman Monica Nyuswa said the case had passed all screening processes in the district court and was to be tried in the city’s regional court.

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“His first appearance in the High Court will be on October 28. A date for his trial will then be set. At the first appearance, Peters will be asked to plead all of the charges against him. The defense and the state will then begin the trial,” she said.

Peters is charged with the murder of his grandmother, Sannie Strydom Kilmister (68), on February 28. Kilmister was allegedly strangled by Peters, who shared his home on a small estate in the Cromdale area.

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She was found dead in her bedroom with bruises on her neck and splatters of blood on her pillow.

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Elna M. Lemons