Yes #RoyIsWrong, but is Roy's story real?

On Tuesday Roy from Fourways called in to share his experience of how his ex sold his BMW M3 after she found him cheating with her best friend.

702land was horrified after Roy explained that he retaliated by having her arrested and convicted for theft.

Following numerous calls, SMSes and tweets from upset listeners who eventually managed to change Roy's mind. Roy later called into the show to say that he would return to the Randburg Magistrates court to withdraw the case.

We've struggled to make contact and get the rest of the story from Roy after Tuesday, but the Afternoon Drive team has been curious about the validity of Roy's story and sought out a professional's opinion.

Former Magistrate and attorney, Deon Pool said that yes the 3 year sentence was a competent sentence for a conviction on theft. But what else about Roy's story was true?

If he wanted to go withdraw the matter, that would now not be possible anymore because the conviction had already followed. The girlfriend wouldbe able to appeal the conviction and the sentence, you can appeal a conviction if new facts arrive that would affect the outcome. In this case the new fact would be that he has for all intents and purposes changed his mind in the sesne that he no longer wants to prosecute the matter.

Deon Pool, former Magistrate

The full explanation of Roy's case according to attorney Deon Pool here:


This article first appeared on 702 : Yes #RoyIsWrong, but is Roy's story real?


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