Incest mom appeals life sentence

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Duane Petrus – The appeal process of a Bloemfontein woman who has been sentenced to life for sexual crimes committed against her own son started in the High Court today.

The 52-year-old allegedly carried out the crimes over a ten year period, which started when her son was only seven-years-old.

She was sentenced in December and is serving the sentence in Johannesburg prison.

Her legal representative, Temba Diba, says the life sentence is too harsh on his client, who admitted to the crimes.

He added that they would like to have it overturned to a suspended sentence.

The appeal will continue on Thursday, when judgement is expected to be served.