Judgment in Lindley farm murder trial

2011-06-15 13:07
Bloemfontein - Judge George Wright started his judgment on Wednesday in the trial of six men accused of murdering a Free State family on their farm.

Judge Wright started by going through all testimony before court which includes that of investigators, forensic experts, family of the accused and the victims' family.

Referring to the autopsy report on murdered farmer Attie Potgieter, the judge said: "Dis een van die wreedste en barbaarste" (It's one of the cruellest and most barbaric) cases the court had handled.

The public gallery was packed with family and neighbours of the victims as well as those of the accused.

Potgieter, his wife and 2-year-old daughter were killed on their Tweefontein Farm in Lindley on December 1 last year.

Of the six accused, three worked on the farm while the other three were from the township at Lindley.

The accused on Wednesday morning sat motionless listening to the judgment, which was being translated.
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