'Susan suffered in silence' – judge in finding Jason Rohde guilty of wife's murder

2018-11-08 16:11

Susan Rohde's "ill-fated discovery" of her husband's infidelity was followed by "harrowing" months of trauma and suffering leading up to her murder, says the Western Cape High Court.

Jason Rohde would have had to be like Hannibal Lecter, if the State's version is true - defence

2018-11-07 19:56

Jason Rohde would either have to be "Superman" or "Hannibal Lecter" to execute his wife's murder and staged suicide in the manner that the State suggests, says his lawyer Graham van der Spuy.

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Did a heartbroken Susan Rohde end her own life in the bathroom of a fancy winelands hotel in July 2016 or did her husband Jason violently cut her life short? Closing arguments will be presented in the Western Cape High Court. Watch live.

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Rohde trial: Did investigating officer sip premium whisky while taking statement?

2018-08-08 16:50

A witness has testified that Sergeant Marlon Appollis had a tot of Johnnie Walker Blue Label before taking his statement on the night Susan Rohde died.

The noose and knot around Susan Rohde's neck: Defence pathologist differs on tightness

2018-06-19 15:10

A defence pathologist in the murder trial of Jason Rohde has given a different view on the tightness of the noose and knot around Susan Rohde's neck.

Rohde trial: 10 things the defence says the State pathologist missed

2018-06-07 16:52

A State pathologist missed 10 things while performing the first autopsy on Susan Rohde in 2016 and made some "rookie mistakes" in his observations on the Spier hotel bathroom, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

'I honestly just wanted to die': Jason Rohde on finding his wife’s hanging body

2018-05-29 16:24

The discovery of Susan Rohde's body hanging lifelessly from a bathroom door in 2016 "finished" her husband Jason Rohde and he did not want to live, he has testified in the Western Cape High Court.

Detective: I found nothing to indicate Jason Rohde was a wife beater

2018-04-26 16:30

The investigating officer assigned to probe Susan Rohde's death at the Spier estate in Stellenbosch says he could not find anything to suggest her husband Jason assaulted her during their marriage.

Jason Rohde cuts costs, reduces his legal team

2018-02-21 13:00

To cut costs, former property mogul Jason Rohde has terminated the services of almost every member of the team representing him in his Western Cape High Court murder trial.

Pathologists battle it out in Rohde murder trial

2017-11-22 23:10

The pathologist who conducted a second autopsy on Susan Rohde, at the request of her husband’s legal team, has omitted or missed vital information that pointed to manual strangulation, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

 

Jason Rohde faces judgment day for alleged murder of wife

2018-11-08 07:09

The Western Cape High Court is expected to deliver judgment in the case of alleged wife killer Jason Rohde.

Jason Rohde has a habit of lying – State cautions court

2018-11-06 20:42

The fact that businessman Jason Rohde could so easily lie about his affair meant that he could do the same in court about how his wife, Susan Rohde, died, says the State.

Was it suicide or murder? Judge to hear closing arguments in Rohde trial

2018-11-06 07:11

Did a heartbroken Susan Rohde end her own life in the bathroom of a fancy winelands hotel in July 2016 or did her husband Jason violently cut her life short and try to lead police off the trail?

Rohde trial: Was Susan still alive when found behind bathroom door?

2018-08-06 16:04

Whether Susan Rohde was dead or alive when she was found hanging behind the bathroom door of a hotel room has been debated in the Western Cape High Court.

Jason Rohde murder trial: Forensic pathologist to take centre stage as State begins cross-examination

2018-06-19 05:20

Forensic pathologist Dr Reggie Perumal is to be cross-examined by the State in the murder trial of Jason Rohde in the Western Cape High Court.

Jason Rohde: 'If I am an adulterer, am I a murderer?'

2018-05-31 16:33

Murder accused Jason Rohde has accused police investigators of having no desire "to look for anything" that supports his version of events surrounding his wife's death.

Jason Rohde told his wife he was done with their marriage hours before she was found dead

2018-05-28 16:15

"I can't fight for three hours like Susan can fight. I just don't have the strength. I give in. And I don't like it. Especially when Susan is as cross as that, it will not stop," Jason Rohde has told the Western Cape High Court.

How Susan Rohde’s body was found: 'I saw a leg near the basin' - court hears

2018-02-28 15:56

A worker from Spier Wine Estate physically demonstrated to the Western Cape High Court how he came to be the first person to see Susan Rohde’s body.

Rohde suffers from major depressive disorder, court hears

2018-02-07 14:13

Murder accused Jason Rohde has a temporary depressive condition, psychiatrist Dr Kevin Stoloff has testified in the Western Cape High Court.

AS IT HAPPENED: Susan #Rohde felt 'emotionally threatened', court hears

2017-11-09 10:17

Psychologist Jane Newcombe has continued to read through all the extracted text messages Susan Rohde had sent to murder accused Jason Rohde, to help her gain insight into their context.

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