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?
An investigating officer has told the court that some of Susan Rohde's belongings were given to her murder accused husband's attorney, who was later murdered.
When Jason Rohde said he had killed his wife, Susan, he meant that he had done so emotionally, his brother-in-law has told the Western Cape High Court.
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.
Murder accused Jason Rohde has a temporary depressive condition, psychiatrist Dr Kevin Stoloff has testified in the Western Cape High Court.
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.
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.
A maintenance worker, who was the first witness to see the body of Susan Rohde after her death at the Spier Wine Estate in 2016, has been grilled on the curling iron cord found around her neck.
Although murder accused Jason Rohde's blood was found at the scene of his wife Susan's apparent suicide, it was not enough to conclude violence was involved in her death, the Western Cape High Court has heard.
The Western Cape High Court trial of murder accused property mogul Jason Rohde has been postponed.
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