18 years for murder, robbery bid
A gardener who killed his elderly employer was sentenced to 18 years in jail by the Western Cape High Court yesterday, under a plea agreement.
Rudolph Jones, 62, appeared before Judge President John Hlophe and pleaded guilty to murdering and trying to rob 72-year-old June Nefdt.
He was sentenced to 18 years for the murder and 10 years for the attempted robbery. The sentences would run concurrently.
On June 11, 2012, he accosted her and demanded money. They wrestled and he strangled her with a scarf.