The High Court today closed another chapter in the 2014 traffic light murder of city businessman, Ashok Raghu.
The accused, Travis McDougal, who was found guilty of the businessman’s murder, was today sentenced to 25 years in jail.
Justice Navindra Singh presided over the case.
The convict clutched a Bible as he made his way in and out of the Courthouse.
Before being taken back into custody and transferred to prison, the convict told the Court that it was “unfortunate” that the Jury found him guilty. He continued to profess his innocence.
It was on August 18, 2014 that businessman, Ashok Raghu and his wife came under attack by motorcycle riding bandit as they waited at a traffic light on Vlissengen road.
The Campbellville businessman was shot to the chest, while his wife was shot to the leg. She survived her injury, but the businessman died just after being rushed to the hospital.
Investigators believe the husband and wife were trailed by the convict and an accomplice from the bank.
The bandits cornered the couple at the traffic light and it is believed that McDougal was the one who shot the businessman dead, when he resisted. They made off with a bag containing money and the businessman’s licensed firearm.
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