Forensic tests finger Griekwastad teen

2012-08-22 08:30
Flowers hang on the gate of the farm where Deon Steenkamp and his family were murdered. (Emile Hendricks, Beeld)

Flowers hang on the gate of the farm where Deon Steenkamp and his family were murdered. (Emile Hendricks, Beeld)

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Bloemfontein - Gunpowder residue was found on the clothes of a 16-year-old teenager who was arrested in connection with the gruesome murders of the Steenkamp family in Griekwastad.

Beeld reported that the results of forensic tests done after the murders on 6 April had finally been handed to police.

The teenager could not be identified as he was a minor.

Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christel, 43, and their daughter Marthella, 14, had been shot dead on their farm Naauwhoek and their son Don, was the only survivor of the tragedy.

The arrested teen’s fingerprints were also found on the two weapons that had been used in the shooting.

Police had apparently been waiting for the results of the forensic tests before making an arrest.

The teenager was arrested on three charges of murder in his school principal’s office.
He was brought to a place of safety and was expected to bring a bail application.

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