Devon Ovies (33), dubbed the “Gordonia Butcher,” was sentenced to an additional 18 years’ imprisonment for the attempted murder of his sister and theft of motor vehicle on Friday, 3 February 2023 in the Springbok Regional Court.
Devon was declared a state patient after he brutally murdered a colleague, Katrina Jagers (50) at the living quarters of the hospital in Upington during 2015.
On 20 December 2021 he received leave from the mental institution in Kimberley and was booked out under the supervision of his 39-year-old sister who resides in Concordia in Springbok.
On 6 January 2022 at 21:00, Devon and his sister had an altercation about his house-arrest that led him to stab her 15 times in the presence of her two toddlers.
He fled in her vehicle from her house in Concordia but was arrested 30 minutes later in Okiep.
Devon Ovies was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment for attempted murder and four years’ for theft of motor vehicle. The sentences will run concurrently.
The Provincial Commissioner for the Northern Cape, Lt Gen Koliswa Otola applauded Detective Sergeant Lulu Fortuin from Nababeep Detectives for her hard work and relentless efforts which ensured that the “Gordonia Butcher” is behind bars where he belongs as a perpetrator of gender-based violence and femicide.