Panayiotou leave to appeal life sentence dismissed

File: Christopher Panayiotou's application for leave to appeal his life sentence has been dismissed.

CAPE TOWN - Christopher Panayiotou's application for leave to appeal his life sentence for killing his wife Jayde has been dismissed.

Panayiotou's lawyers argued in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Wednesday that Judge Dayalin Chetty had overlooked vital evidence.

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Panayiotou was convicted after being found guilty of being the mastermind behind the murder of his school teacher wife in April 2015. He is currently serving a life sentence at St Albans Prison.

In November last year, Chetty convicted Panayiotou for murdering his wife, along with co-accused Nenembe and Zolani Sibeko.

Nenembe was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and 15 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances.

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