Ex-bouncer sentenced to 24 years in jail for murder

Former Elite bouncer Jonathan Street sat impassively as he was sentenced to an effective 24 years in jail for the murder of 18-year-old art student Kyle Norris, the Star reported on Thursday.

Street was found guilty, earlier this month, of shooting Norris in the head at the Mac X sports and strip club in Edenvale, east of Johannesburg, on November 19 2006.

Barely 24 hours after shooting Norris in the back of the head, Street (27) was found guilty of another murder and sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment.

He was also found guilty of attempted murder after shooting Norris’s friend, Graeme Mansfield, in the neck with his semi-automatic pistol.

Although Street has an earlier conviction for the murder of rival bouncer Patrick Caetano in 2002, the 15-year regional court sentence was overturned in the high court and he was found guilty of a lesser crime as an accessory to murder.

He is currently appealing this sentence in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Judge Nico Coetzee on Wednesday sentenced Street to four years on the charge of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm, one year for discharging his firearm in public, 20 years for murder and a further six years for attempted murder. The first two and latter two sentences are to run concurrently.

The judge granted Street leave to appeal.—Sapa

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