Durban man who killed three elderly people sentenced to three life terms

28-year-old Kershwin Goldstone has been sentenced to three life terms for the murder three elderly people in Pietermaritzburg last month.

The Pietermaritzburg Regional Court also handed down another 15 years, each for four counts of robbery and five years on two counts of house breaking and theft per incident.

“His sentence came after the court heard how he brutally robbed and killed the senior citizens in Pietermaritzburg last month,” said KZN SAPS spokesperson, Lt Colonel Thulani Zwane.

Last week, DRUM magazine reported on how Kershwin allegedly killed an 89-year-old woman at an old age home in PMB.

The suspect allegedly took a TV set and jewellery before fleeing the scene.

He was later arrested for murder.

However, it turned out the 89-year-old was not his only victim. In another incident, Kershwin had killed two elderly people last month at an old age home in PMB.

Lt Zwane revealed that the suspect entered two different old age homes where he ransacked the house and stole some belongings of his victims.

“He attacked the victims by strangling and stabbing them with scissors before fleeing the scene. He was positively linked to three murders that were reported last month,” said Lt Zwane.

 He added that the suspect is still being profiled to check if he is linked to other house breaking cases reported in the CBD and surrounding areas.