Griekwastad family shot in under 20min

2012-10-02 09:49
The Steenkamp farm in Naauwhoek, Northern Cape. (Emile Hendricks, Volksblad)

The Steenkamp farm in Naauwhoek, Northern Cape. (Emile Hendricks, Volksblad)

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Pretoria - Three members of the Steenkamp family were mowed down within minutes of each other in their farmhouse on Good Friday earlier this year.

This has emerged from court documents in the State’s case against a 16-year-old teenager who has been accused of the murders on the Griekwastad farm, reported Volksblad.

There were 72 witnesses who could testify against the teen in March, including family members and classmates.

The court heard that only 20 minutes passed between Christel Steenkamp sending an SMS to her sister and her and her family’s alleged killer walking into the police station at Griekwastad.

The State alleged that murders were committed between 18:34 (when Christel sent the SMS) and 18:54, when the accused arrived at the police station.

It is alleged that the murders were planned and premeditated.
 
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