AS IT HAPPENED: Marli doesn't want to be made available to testify in Van Breda trial

2017-09-18 09:48

During the trial of murder accused Henri van Breda, the State has expressed that Marli van Breda doesn't want to be made available to the defence to testify in the Western Cape High Court.

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Joubert asked during investigation Henri  indicate where he stood when threw axe. His reps didn't want to give more information.

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Adv Botha claims similar markings between the two duvets. Blood stains on both sides. Correct, Joubert responds.

18 Sep 15:04
Joubert refers to a few of his evidence photos which shows stains correspond with his labelling. 

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Marli van Breda's touch DNA found on axe could be microscopic blood, Joubert says. Locard principle - why wasn't her blood on axe head?

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Court adjourns for lunch.

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'I'm not a shoe print expert' - Joubert

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Teresa van Breda was attacked in close proximity to boys' bedroom door. Marli also possibly just outside the room, Joubert found.

18 Sep 12:36
Martin van Breda probably attacked while attending to Rudi on bed. Joubert considers it a surprise attack, with him not able to react.

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Joubert: Rudi van Breda could've been dragged by feet to final position. Movement of arms could explain this. Many possibilities, he says.

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Three transfer patterns: The plug, the wall and bathroom entrance.

Postulates that Rudi was dead when head pushed against wall on three places.

Joubert: yes. Means Henri would be in socks in blood pool.


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If Rudi van Breda after first blow changed position, blood could have flowed in different direction. Botha questions when and where created.

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Botha: are you saying blood flow created on bed, or when he was lying in more or less same position, but head was slightly raised?

Rudi van Breda's injury sustained while still in bed. Flow has dried. No indication of any other flow patterns created, Joubert explains.


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Joubert: blood flow was disturbed. Botha asks if smear could be caused from fall, brushing against something? Correct, he replies.

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Advocate Botha says photo shows above Henri van Breda's left nipple, blood shows slight deviation to left. Joubert says possible pooling of blood.

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News24 journalist Tammy Petersen will be reporting live from court. Follow her here:


18 Sep 09:49

Rudi Van Breda's body possibly dragged to show anger - expert

Cape Town - The attacker behind the Van Breda axe murders possibly dragged and shoved Rudi's body around to show his anger, blood spatter expert Captain Marius Joubert testified on Thursday. 

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