AS IT HAPPENED: Cross examination halted as pathologist allowed time to read literature for #Rohde trial

2017-11-29 10:16

The trial of property mogul Jason Rohde has adjourned early in the Western Cape High Court to allow chief State pathologist Dr Deidre Abrahams time to read academic literature on ligatures.


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29 Nov 10:53
Judge adjourns Rohde trial to tomorrow.

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The trial resumes with defence saying they agree Abrahams should get the time she needs to read the literature because it is important to their case.

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The prosecution objects to Dr Abrahams not having enough time to read the academic literature on ligatures. Defence complains that it was given to her yesterday.

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The defence lawyer advocate Graham van der Spuy is going through literature on ligature marks and how they must evaluated in the context of other tests such as histology.

The State did not take samples for tests regarding the ligature mark. Pathologist Deidre Abrahams said they determined the ligature mark happened after Susan Rohde's death.

29 Nov 10:17

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