Alleged family murderer back in court

2016-04-11 05:25
Fanie Du Preez appears in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court. (Wim Pretorius, News24)

Fanie Du Preez appears in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court. (Wim Pretorius, News24)

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Johannesburg - The man alleged to have gunned down his wife and two children was expected back in the Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Fanie du Preez has been behind bars after the court rejected his bail application in December.

He was alleged to have shot his wife, Thea, 43, and their two children, Carlia, 17, and Phillip, 14.

The court heard during the bail application that Du Preez gave police three different versions of what took place on the night his family was murdered.

He first told police that it was robbers who committed the murders but when he returned from the police station he changed his version and blamed Nigerian drug lords for the crimes. A day later he again changed his version and this time blamed Lebanese drug lords.

He allegedly shot his daughter six times, fired three shots at his son with one hitting him in the head, while his wife had two bullet wounds to the head.

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