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The murder case against Henri Van Breda has resumed in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town where Lieutenant Colonel Sharlene Otto took the stand, as forensic evidence continued to be analysed.
Otto says if she has one suspect, one vicitim, one blood stain, she will do that one stain.
If one victim, one suspect, and she has a stain on front and back, she will do both.
SOPs guide them. We are trainined in checking evidentiary value.
At any time in investigation they can get more samples.
In this instance where defence has all SOPs, they would have noticed that SOP guiding that says when there are multiple victims, multiple suspects, that everything must be submitted.
Everything had been but in this instance, it had not been submitted from the beginning.
Everything had been analysed and submitted, but situation meant there were five victims.
In this case, nothing was missed.
Otto says in this instance, she was led by the blood stain pattern analyst. He checked first - before shorts came he analysed it.
Analysis was done at different time. He helped her because they couldn't submit 90 stains. Randomly picked stains.
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DNA analysis is extremely expensive. SAPS don't have unlimited funds. They have to find a way to look at the samples and decide what to put through the process.
A lab can be accredited and a month later they can lose their accreditation.
It is important that they have been applying to be accredited she says.
Henri #VanBreda looks over at chief forensic analyst Lt Col Sharlene Otto who's expected to be cross examined today. Court start at 11:30. pic.twitter.com/YV2L40ZZ4t— Tammy Petersen (@TammyPetersen87) August 8, 2017
Henri #VanBreda looks over at chief forensic analyst Lt Col Sharlene Otto who's expected to be cross examined today. Court start at 11:30. pic.twitter.com/YV2L40ZZ4t
No unknown DNA found in Van Breda house - chief forensic analyst
DNA belonging to Rudi and Teresa van Breda was found under triple murder accused Henri van Breda's fingernails and in a corner of the shower, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday.
No unknown DNA was found in the family’s luxury De Zalze Estate home.
The 22-year-old's trial resumed more than a month after proceedings were adjourned with the testimony of Lieutenant Colonel Sharlene Otto, the police’s chief forensic analyst.
She also confirmed that Henri, Teresa and Rudi’s blood was found on the floor in the corner of the shower.
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