- S v Parkins 2017 (1) SACR 235 (WCC)
Bradley Parkins (“the accused”) was convicted in the regional court sitting at Wynberg in the Cape Peninsula (“the trial court”) on the following six charges:
Count 1: Murder committed on 23 February 2008 at Sandown Lane, Athlone, in that the court found that he unlawfully and intentionally killed Donovan Cupido (“the deceased”) by shooting him with a 9 mm Tanfoglio semi-automatic pistol serial number AB 02086 (“the Tanfoglio”).
Count 2: Possession of the firearm, as mentioned above, without being the holder of a licence to possess such firearm, in contravention of section 3 of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000, at the same time, date and place mentioned in Count 1.
Count 3: Possession of one 9 mm Norinco semi-automatic pistol with serial number 408336 (“the Norinco”) in contravention of section 3 of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000, at the same time, date and place as mentioned in Count 1.
Count 4: Possession of 15 rounds of 9 mm ammunition in contravention of section 90 of the Firearms Control Act 60 of 2000, also at the same time, date and place as mentioned in Count 1.