Panayiotou sentenced to life imprisonment

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Christopher Panayiotou, who masterminded the abduction and killing of his wife Jayde, has been sentenced to life in prison by the Port Elizabeth High Court.

The case comes to a close after mitigating and aggravating circumstances were heard on Thursday. The State argued that Panayiotou and Sinethemba Nenembe should get life sentences, and Zolani Sibeko at least 18 years imprisonment.

The State says it was a calculated premeditated murder, as Panayiotou paid for the rental car used for 13 days by the hit men. He slept next to his wife knowing she could be murdered anytime and did nothing to stop it.

Adv Marius Stander says that is the behaviour of a psychopath.