Panayiotou leave to appeal life sentence dismissed

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Christopher Panayiotou

Christopher Panayiotou

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Christopher Panayiotou

Christopher Panayiotou

CAPE TOWN - Christopher Panayiotou&39;s application for leave to appeal his life sentence for killing his wife Jayde has been dismissed.

Panayiotou&39;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.