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The case against Henri Van Breda for allegedly killing his two parents, brother, and wounding his sister with an axe resumes in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town.
News24 journalist Tammy Petersen is reporting from court. Follow her here.
Galloway now asks of Locard principle - Otto says the principle tells you that every touch leaves a trace. If dressed in PPE and she is involved in a struggle, she wont transfer onto him, but he will transfer onto her.
Could be left behind as you make your way through a door as blood on clothes means there will be secondary transfer.
Desai asks Combrink how long he is still expected to take.
At most 10 minutes, it appears.
We are back in court after lunch. Judge Desai will be attending the Omar funeral at 15:30 so the session will conclude in the next hour.
Court breaks for lunch.
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Very technical evidence in DNA.
Otto says that children share 50% of their mothers DNA, which complicates profiles.
Everywhere there is mixture between Henri, Rudi and Teresa, could very well be a mixture of Henri and Rudi, Combrink says.
Otto says it could be.
SOP related to contamination being referred to. Otto says no contamination picked up from any analyst.
Results obtained was mostly single full profiles. Samples contains the DNA of five family members.
If we have 216 samples, it is possible that two samples may end up on the same shortlist.
Combrink has a list of documentary evidence requests.
Galloway counters: We are in trial, they requested further particulars extensively prior to the trial, now we are in the trial.
Otto says she doesn't know who is standing in the pics. Yes, person not wearing safety shoes, but that person may just be assisting with taking photos.
Full PPC must be worn. When you are the analyst dealing with the exhibits, these people may have been walking past the lab.
One of the SOPs being analysed. Personnel's PPEs being looked at.
Combrink shows a photo which shows staff not wearing full gear. Otto says one isn't wearing open shoes, and the other is wearing safety boots.
She isn't contaminating because we didn't pick up DNA, Otto says.
Otto says in this case, there was a family of five victims attacked in their family home. Allegedly an axe was used. You expect to find blood on the scene. Blood was found on the scene.
As there were five victims, all of them were attacked. You would expect to find family DNA in this house. Nobody before me even knows what they are dealing with. They cant change it. The DNA is already in there.
SAPS chief forensic analyst Lt Col Sharlene Otto (right) returns to the stand on day 31 of Henri #VanBreda's triple murder trial. pic.twitter.com/sb1WKDSW0t— Tammy Petersen (@TammyPetersen87) August 11, 2017
SAPS chief forensic analyst Lt Col Sharlene Otto (right) returns to the stand on day 31 of Henri #VanBreda's triple murder trial. pic.twitter.com/sb1WKDSW0t
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