Killer wants conviction overturned

KILLER Donovan Moodley wants his conviction for the murder of student Leigh Matthews overturned on a technicality, it was reported yesterday.

KILLER Donovan Moodley wants his conviction for the murder of student Leigh Matthews overturned on a technicality, it was reported yesterday.

Moodley claims his guilty-plea statement was contradictory and that the judge "committed a material irregularity . during the conviction".

In a notice filed at the Johannesburg high court last week, Moodley said some of his confession was contradictory, and it was the judge's responsibility to clear these up before passing sentence.

He has already filed a late application for leave to appeal against his sentence, arguing that life was "shockingly inappropriate". - Sapa

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