The case against Michaela Williams’ killer had to be postponed yesterday after the state prosecutor was injured.
The court was supposed to hear how the parole board released Steven Fortune, who has since confessed to luring the 12-year-old with the promise of buying her a birthday cake and a chocolate.
At his previous appearance on 30 April, Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital’s Dr. Marc Roffey stated that if Fortune went back to the community he would commit the same crimes.
The doctor shocked the court when he revealed that Fortune had confessed to raping 10 other girls while he was out on parole.
“He didn’t show any signs that he would change if he would be reinstated into society.
“He has no plans for the future apart from spending time in prison,” Dr. Roffey testified.
Concerned, Judge Robert Henney asked the parole board to be in court to explain why he was released.
“I would like to know why these findings were not picked up during his parole hearing?
“I need to hear from the parole board the reasons for his release and why the first victim’s family was not consulted when they were considering granting him parole.”
The case has now been postponed to 20 May.
Michaela disappeared in January last year while playing in front of her Pelikan Park home.
Two days later, cops arrested 49-year-old Fortune from New Horizon, who led police to where he had raped and killed the girl and left her body in 9th Avenue, Schaapkraal.
She had been bludgeoned to death with a concrete slab which was found at the scene.