Ballistic experts visited Griekwastad

2013-03-27 14:07
The Steenkamp farm in Naauwhoek, Northern Cape. (Emile Hendricks, Volksblad)

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

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Kimberley - Griekwastad murder investigator Colonel Dick de Waal told the Northern Cape High Court on Wednesday that a team of ballistic experts from Cape Town and Pretoria visited the farm murder scene.

De Waal was led through his testimony-in-chief for a second day by prosecutor Hannes Cloete on a day-by-day progress of his investigation into the 2012 Good Friday Griekwastad farm murders.

Judge Frans Kgomo was hearing evidence in the murder trial of a 16-year-old boy accused of the murders of Griekwastad farmer Deon Steenkamp, 44, his wife Christel, 43, and daughter Marthella, 14, on the farm Naauwhoek, on 6 April 2012.

On the Monday after the murders a huge provincial police contingent of senior officers met the victims' family on the farm on a courtesy visit.

Arrangements were also made for a team of ballistic and forensic experts to visit the farm on the Thursday for a scene reconstruction.

De Waal said cellphone numbers were obtained from family members to help the investigation.

He also followed up information received about individual transactions concluded by Deon Steenkamp before the weekend.

None of the transactions seemed suspicious.

De Waal testified that post mortems were conducted at the state mortuary in Bloemfontein.

There a team of police experts also gathered to collect information.

The case continues.

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