AS IT HAPPENED: Day 3 of the Van Breda trial

2017-04-26 09:44

The Western Cape High Court heard the details of the in loco inspection at the Van Bredas home.


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26 Apr 12:20

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26 Apr 12:16
And that's it for today. Court adjourned to Tuesday.

26 Apr 12:14
Adv. Botha cites police photos of Marli and Teresa's positions. Both were found on the landing. Marli was on her back with feet in a room. Teresa was found face down.

26 Apr 12:14
Minutes of in loco inspection, including measurements and positioning of evidence, admitted as exhibit.

26 Apr 12:06
Adv Botha noted that one can enter house through windows, as there are no burglar bars. A person could fit through it.

26 Apr 12:04
Botha says blood drops were found on the boundary wall of 13 Goske Street (next door)

26 Apr 11:57

Visible cameras and electrified fencing at estate.

Botha pointed out that posts at the gate at one end of the estate could be scaled.

One could climb fence and jump over by putting foot on padlock, grab onto concrete pillar, step on it, jump over.

26 Apr 11:56

Court is in session. Notes of yesterday’s in loco inspection handed up by advocate Pieter Botha.

Botha said it was noted that houses close to each other and arranged in clusters.

Former Van Breda property is second last in road, with open area opposite the house.

26 Apr 11:51
Judge Desai reminds press to report accurately after Die Burger's 'speculative' coverage of the Murder trial this morning.

26 Apr 11:51
Botha alerts judge Siraaj Desai to seemingly inaccurate newspaper reports which appear in newspapers today

26 Apr 11:41

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GRAPHIC: Who's who in the Van Breda Trial

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26 Apr 09:49
WATCH: Judge Desai inspects former Van Breda family home

26 Apr 09:49
News24 journalist Tammy Petersen is covering the trial from court. 

26 Apr 09:49

26 Apr 09:49

Details of the in loco inspection at the Van Bredas' multi-million rand home are expected to be read into the record in the Western Cape High Court today.

Henri, 22, is accused of being behind the axe attack which took place at the luxury De Zalze Estate on January 27, 2015.

The media was not allowed into the home during the inspection at the request of the new owners, and were only able to listen to proceedings outside the house.

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