Griekwastad murders: Cops look at SMSes

2012-06-13 11:17

Bloemfontein - Police investigating the Griekwastad family murder in which a couple and their daughter were shot dead and their teenage son survived, are following up a new line of enquiry.

Beeld reported that police were now looking at cellphone messages between Marthella Steenkamp, 14, and her friends.

It was alleged that there may have been a kind of suicide pact between the girls.

Marthella and her parents were shot dead in their farmhouse on Good Friday.

Police reportedly visited the girl’s school, Oranje Girls High, where she had been in Grade 9.

Her brother’s cellphone messages have also been studied and some of his friends have been questioned, after Marthella apparently told some of them that if she had to die, she wanted to die quickly and preferred to be shot.

But the mother of one of Marthella’s friends said police were clutching at straws.

  • nixstix - 2012-06-13 12:03

    I also wondered where is Piet. Would love for them to just get to the bottom of this already.

  • daryltt - 2012-06-13 12:18

    So she said that she didn't want to have a slow, agonising death when it was her time. That's quite a leap to suicide. In that case, I must be suicidal too.

  • Hamrammr - 2012-06-13 14:08

    Unless the family had a suicide pact for whatever reason and Don was the one suuposed to commit the deed but at the last minute decided against killing himself. Highly unlikely taking comments from family and friends of the family, as well as the scene of the murder,into consideration. It still has a very slim chance of probability...

  • shireen.abbas - 2012-06-14 06:15

    Grabbing at straws is correct .

  • Rinnewien - 2012-06-17 16:04

    Iemand steek iets erens weg of word dalk betaal om iets onder die mat in te vee?

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