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Charlize Theron’s Home Cursed: Second Murder Takes Place In House Where She Grew Up

Charlize Theron's Home Cursed: Second Murder Takes Place In House Where She Grew Up

Charlize Theron’s childhood home is again the scene of a grisly murder, decades after the mother of the Oscar-winning actress shot and killed Charlize’s abusive father in an incident ruled self-defense.

The home — in Benoni, near Johannesburg, South Africa — has now become the scene of another brutal murder, reported Sowetan Live. The current resident, Barry Newland, was killed when a gang of five robbers faked interest in one of the cars he had repaired to gain access to the home.

Once inside Charlize Theron’s former home, the men bound and gagged Newland with a plastic bag until he suffocated, Radar Online reported. The man was also burned with cigarettes and a clothes iron during the ordeal, local police said.

The men got away from the home with a cell phone, laptop, two camera, and iPod, and a gold chain. No arrests have been made yet.

The star of Monster and Snow White And The Huntsmanhas recently opened up about the horror that took place at her childhood home and noted that for years she told people her father was killed in a car accident to avoid talking about it.

“I think, for me, it took a long time to sink in, what had really happened because you just don’t think stuff like that will ever happen to you,” Theron told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer in 2004.

Charlize Theron was 15 when her father and uncle came home drunk. As Charlize sat in her room, she heard her father outside shooting at the front gate. He then banged on her bedroom door and said, “Tonight I’m going to kill you both with the shotgun.”

As her father fired into her bedroom, Charlize Theron‘s mother took the handgun and killed her father.

South African police said they are searching for the suspects in the most recent slaying at Charlize Theron’s home, E! Online reported.

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13 Responses to “Charlize Theron’s Home Cursed: Second Murder Takes Place In House Where She Grew Up”

  1. Trina Grosse

    Ghost Adventures had a few episodes about homes just like Charlene's…negative energy and entities almost always present after a violent death takes place in a home.

  2. Barbara Watson

    My house gets a little crazy when I just paint a room or make some small change. I can just imagine what happens after a violent episode.

  3. Franco Saayman

    STOP! 47 murders a day in SA.they don't say that the robbers are black, but we all know they are.politics are the real curse.i feel sorry for my fellow white brothers and sisters in South Africa.having to deal with all these all these animals.

  4. Anonymous

    Wow! What happened is so messed up, both for charlize theron and the unfortunate guy that got murdered. My prayers go out to his family. And @Franco Saayman, that is just the dumbest and most racist thing you can say, you should be ashamed of yourself. I feel sorry for anyone in South Africa who has to deal with something like this regardless of the color of their skin.

  5. Carmen Lopez

    That's ignorant to say that the house is cursed due to two people being killed in the home. You guys watch to many horror films.

  6. Ashley Helton

    I don't know how cursed that house is if a woman as beautiful and talented as Charlize managed to come out of it despite having an abusive father.

  7. Franco Saayman

    Well oliveraw.you have no idea what goes on over there.all I was stating, was the truth.you probably also believe that if I don't like Obama,I must be a racist ?