Criminal Law Investigation Murder Murder is when a person of sound mind unlawfully kills any person with malice aforethought.
To be convicted of murder, it has to be proven that the accused planned to kill the victim, or that the accused acted in a way that he/she knew would harm or kill the victim.
To defend against murder, one could claim self-defence, that is, that they killed the person while defending themselves, if this
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for possession of stolen goods, but it carries a smaller penalty.
The penalty for theft is a maximum of 10 years imprisonment.
Theft is occurring very often, small cases and larger ones. One that I can recall was a ram raid on a jewellery store in the city earlier this year, where a group of people rammed a four wheel drive through the front of the store and proceeded to steal the goods from the store.