HIGHLIGHTS VAN BREDA TRIAL: Blood ran like a waterfall - paramedic

2017-05-09 15:32

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Cape Town - Paramedic Christiaan Koegelenberg, one of the first responders at the Van Breda murder scene on January 27, 2015, testified on day 8 of proceedings at the Western Cape High Court  on Tuesday.

“When we got there, the policeman showed us what was going on. He took us into the house at number 12  [Goske Street]. He told us to go look at what was going on because everything ‘was deurmekaar’,” he told the court.

He testified further that when the body of Teresa van Breda was moved “blood ran down the stairs like a waterfall”.

“This was one of the worst incidents I had ever seen in my 39 years experience,” he added.

Henri van Breda, 22, is accused of axing his parents Martin, 54, Teresa, 55, and brother Rudi, 22, to death, and attempting to murder his younger sister Marli in the early hours of January 27, 2015.

READ HERE: Panga-wielding man thwarted at De Zalze Estate

He has pleaded not guilty and insists that he tried to stop a masked intruder who had attacked the family in their home.

READ HERE: CCTV contradicts security testimony in Van Breda murder case

News24’s Tammy Petersen tweeted from court proceedings. Catch up on her tweets here. Or browse through the LIVE UPDATE AS IT HAPPENED.

For any other stories related to the Van Breda murder case, click here.

The trial resumes at 10:00 on Wednesday morning.

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