Court allows blood to be taken from dead man

2013-04-13 17:00
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Johannesburg - A high court has granted an urgent application that blood may be drawn from the body of a man who died in a crash in case of a paternity battle later, Beeld reported on Saturday.

The blood from the man, who had lived in Odendaalsrus, will be kept in case it is needed to prove that he is the father of a 1-year-old child, in case this is contested later.

He will be cremated on Monday following his death in a crash on Thursday.

His fiancée, who is the child's mother, asked for the order that a doctor take a blood sample, saying in an affidavit that as far as she knows he had no will.

The young girl might inherit from his estate, and the DNA sample might be required to prove that he is the father.

- SAPA
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