Griekwastad trial resumes

2014-03-25 10:05
The accused in the Griekwastad murder case. (Emile Hendricks, Volksblad)

The accused in the Griekwastad murder case. (Emile Hendricks, Volksblad)

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Kimberley - The trial of the 17-year-old boy accused of killing the Steenkamp family on their farm Naauwoek, near Griekwastad, resumes in the Northern Cape High Court on Tuesday.

The teenager is accused of shooting dead farmer Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christel, 43, and their daughter Marthella, 14, on 6 April 2012.

He faces an additional charge of raping Marthella and of lying to the police.

The minor has denied the charges, and has told the court someone else must have been in the Steenkamp house on the day of the murders.

Last week, the 17-year-old's new lawyer Riaan Bode filed an application for the boy's case to be reopened to, among others, submit further expert evidence.

Northern Cape Judge President Frans Kgomo dismissed the application.
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